Border Security Legislation Amendment 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 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. 

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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
27 Jun 2002Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 5 Government and 1 Opposition 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.: 64

Year: 2002

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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