Criminal Code Amendment (Terrorist Organisations) Bill 2004

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Introduced with the Criminal Code Amendment (Hizballah) Bill 2003, the bill amends the
Criminal Code Act 1995
  to: remove the requirement that there be a relevant United Nations Security Council decision in place before an organisation can be listed in regulations as a terrorist organisation; provide for the Minister to “de-list” an organisation when appropriate; and provide for review of listing regulations and the proposed listing provisions by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on ASIO, ASIS and DSD. 

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House of Representatives
29 May 2003Introduced and read a first time
29 May 2003Second reading moved
03 Jun 2003Second reading agreed to
03 Jun 2003Third reading agreed to
16 Jun 2003Introduced and read a first time
16 Jun 2003Second reading moved
03 Mar 2004Second reading agreed to
04 Mar 2004Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
04 Mar 2004Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
04 Mar 2004Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

10 Mar 2004Assent

Act no.: 7

Year: 2004

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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.
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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.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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