Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism Bill 2002

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
40
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

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Progress

House of Representatives
12 Mar 2002Introduced and read a first time
12 Mar 2002Second reading moved
13 Mar 2002Second reading agreed to
13 Mar 2002Third reading agreed to
Senate
14 Mar 2002Introduced and read a first time
14 Mar 2002Second reading moved
20 Jun 2002Second reading debate
24 Jun 2002Second reading agreed to
26 Jun 2002Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 14 Government and 1 Opposition agreed to and 1 Part negatived
27 Jun 2002Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
27 Jun 2002Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
27 Jun 2002Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


05 Jul 2002Assent

Act no.: 66

Year: 2002

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

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