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Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2017


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Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2016



Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Justice

Summary

Amends the Criminal Code Act 1995 to provide for a mandatory minimum sentence and increased maximum penalties for the offences of trafficking firearms or firearms parts within Australia, and into and out of Australia.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/09/16  
Second reading moved 15/09/16  
Second reading debate 13/02/17  
Second reading agreed to 13/02/17  
Committee of the Whole debate 13/02/17 Amendment details: 5 Opposition [2 as amended by 6 Nick Xenophon Team] agreed to
Third reading agreed to 13/02/17  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15/02/17  
Second reading moved 24/10/17  
Second reading debate 25/10/17  
Second reading agreed to 25/10/17  
Consideration in detail debate 25/10/17 Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 25/10/17  
     
Senate
Message from House of Reps reported 13/11/17  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Nick Xenophon Team [sheet 8051]
KAKOSCHKE-MOORE, Sen Skye

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  • Opposition [sheet 8037]
WONG, Sen Penny

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  • Opposition [sheet 8036]
WONG, Sen Penny

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House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet KA116]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the House of Representatives

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Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (12/10/2016): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest No. 7 of 2016
  • Referred to Committee (13/10/2016): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (07/11/2016)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (09/11/2016): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 8 of 2016