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  • Jurisdiction of Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    and
    Judiciary Act 1903
    to allow the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to establish an ACT Court of Appeal; and
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    to: abolish the redundant office of judicial registrar; and amend certain practices and procedures of the Federal Court. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Procedural Fairness) Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: provide clear legislative intention that compliance with codes of procedure (for making decisions about visa applications, certain visa cancellations and revocations of visa cancellations, and for the conduct of reviews by relevant merits review tribunals) fully satisfies the common law requirements of the natural justice hearing rule. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Transitional Movement) Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: allow certain non-citizens to be brought to Australia without a visa for a temporary purpose (a “transitory person”); bar a transitory person from making a visa application whilst in Australia, unless the Minister believes it is in the public interest to do so; allow an assessment of the refugee status of certain transitory persons; stop legal proceedings being taken in relation to the transitory person’s presence in Australia; and provide clear statutory authority for the removal of the person from Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Proceeds of Crime (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Proceeds of Crime Bill 2002, the bill amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to insert new money laundering offences;
    Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979
    to update cross references;
    International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995
    in relation to enforcement of foreign restraining and forfeiture orders;
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    to: reflect provisions of the new proceeds regime; and relocate provisions which relate to foreign orders and offences;
    Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988
    to relocate record retention provisions;
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    to ensure that bankruptcy is not used to thwart confiscation of proceeds of crime;
    Family Law Act 1975
    to ensure that property settlements and spousal maintenance cannot be used to defeat confiscation of proceeds of crime;
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1997
    so that it does not apply to certain decisions of the Director of Public Prosecutions or an approved examiner;
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    and
    Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983
    in relation to the functions of the AFP and the DPP respectively;
    Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979
    and
    National Crime Authority Act 1984
    to include forfeiture proceedings within the meaning of relevant proceedings;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    in relation to access to taxation information; and
    Proceeds of Crime Act 1987
    to repeal relocated and redundant provisions, including provisions relating to existing money laundering offences. Also makes consequential amendments to 8 other Acts and contains transitional and application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Proceeds of Crime Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Gives effect to Australia’s obligations under the Council of Europe Money-Laundering Convention and other international instruments concerning the confiscation of proceeds of crime by providing for a civil forfeiture scheme, which will operate in parallel with the existing conviction-based confiscation regime, to confiscate unlawfully acquired property without first requiring a conviction. Also: enables freezing and confiscation of property used in, intended to be used in or derived from terrorism offences; strengthens provisions in relation to conviction-based confiscation; and provides for the confiscation of literary proceeds derived from the exploitation of criminal notoriety for commercial purposes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: insert new offences in relation to treason and terrorism related activities, all of which carry a penalty of life imprisonment; provide for ministerial declaration of proscribed organisations and insert offences in relation to membership or links with such an organisation;
    Crimes Act 1914
    to repeal the existing treason offence;
    Migration Act 1958
    to update treason offence cross-references; and
    Australian Protective Service Act 1987
    and
    Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991
    to ensure that the Australian Protective Service has power to deal with terrorist related offences and to perform the aircraft security officer function on intra-state flights. Also contains savings and application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Border Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    in relation to: monitoring and enforcement of security requirements at Australian borders; provision of certain information to Customs in relation to: people working in restricted areas or issued with security identification cards; and goods in-transit; examination and seizure of in-transit goods; electronic reporting of all mail cargo as part of a cargo report; access to airline computer reservation systems; authorisation of Customs officers; issue and use of firearms and personal defence equipment by Customs officers; powers of arrest in relation to assault or obstruction of Customs officers; and forfeiture of undeclared dutiable goods found in unaccompanied baggage;
    Customs Act 1901
    ,
    Migration Act 1958
    ,
    Customs Legislation Amendment and Repeal (International Trade Modernisation) Act 2001
    and
    Evidence Act 1995
    in relation to electronic reports to Customs and the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs in relation to passengers and crew;
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    to allow the Australian Fisheries Management Authority to disclose vessel monitoring information to Customs; and
    Customs Administration Act 1985
    to include the Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence as a Commonwealth agency. Also includes savings provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Criminal Code Amendment (Suppression of Terrorist Bombings) Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: give effect to the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings; and insert offences in relation to international terrorist activities using explosive or lethal devices; and
    Extradition Act 1988
    to ensure that the offences shall not be regarded, for the purposes of extradition, as political offences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill implements Australia’s obligations under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 and the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism by amending the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to insert an offence directed at those who provide or collect funds to facilitate terrorist activities;
    Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    to: require cash dealers to report suspected terrorist-related transactions; and streamline procedures for the disclosure of financial transaction reports information to foreign countries; and
    Charter of the United Nations Act 1945
    to introduce higher penalty offences for providing assets to, or dealing in assets of, persons and entities engaged in terrorist activities. Also provides for an independent review of the amendments made to the
    Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Interception Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979
    in relation to: application of the Act to telecommunications services such as e-mail, SMS messaging and voicemail; interception in relation to terrorism, serious arson and child pornography offences; use of lawfully intercepted information in connection with dismissal of an officer; the Anti-Corruption Commission of Western Australia, and the Western Australian Royal Commission into Police Corruption; operation of certain warrants authorising entry onto premises; merger of the Queensland Crime Commission and Criminal Justice Commission into the Crime and Misconduct Commission; and technical corrections; and
    Customs Act 1901
    to enable Federal Magistrates to be nominated to be judges for the purposes of issuing listening device warrants. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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