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Transport Security Amendment (Serious Crime) Bill 2020


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Transport Security Amendment (Serious Crime) Bill 2019



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Home Affairs

Summary

Amends the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 to: prevent the use of aviation and maritime transport or offshore facilities in connection with serious crime; establish a regulatory framework to implement harmonised eligibility criteria for the aviation security identification card (ASIC) and maritime security identification card (MSIC) schemes; clarify and align the legislative basis for undertaking security checking of ASIC and MSIC applicants and holders; provide for regulations to prescribe penalties for offences; and insert an additional severability provision to provide guidance to a court as to Parliament’s intention.

Progress of bill

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

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 23/10/19  
Second reading moved 23/10/19  
Second reading debate 07/10/20  
Second reading agreed to 07/10/20  
Consideration in detail debate 07/10/20 Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 07/10/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/11/20  
Second reading moved 09/11/20  
Second reading debate 18/02/21  
Second reading debate 22/02/21  
Second reading agreed to 22/02/21  
Committee of the Whole debate 15/03/21  
Committee of the Whole debate 15/06/21  
Committee of the Whole debate 16/06/21 Amendment details: 1 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 16/06/21  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 16/06/21 Details: House agreed to Senate amendment
     
Finally passed both Houses 16/06/21  
Assent 22/06/21 Act no: 44 - Year: 2021
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet RW122]

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  • Non-Government
KING, Catherine, MP

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Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 1117 revised]
KENEALLY, Sen Kristina

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  • Opposition [sheet 1099]
KENEALLY, Sen Kristina

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  • Opposition [sheet 1098]
KENEALLY, Sen Kristina

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  • Opposition [sheet 1022 revised]
KENEALLY, Sen Kristina

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  • Opposition [sheet 1097]
KENEALLY, Sen Kristina

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  • Opposition [sheet 1067]
KENEALLY, Sen Kristina

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendment made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (13/11/2019): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 10 of 2019
  • Referred to Committee (28/11/2019): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (25/03/2020)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (05/02/2020): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 1 of 2020
  • Referred to Committee (22/02/2021): Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; Committee report (11/03/2021)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)