Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Video Link Evidence and Other Measures) Bill 2005

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the:
Crimes Act 1914
  to: facilitate the use of video link evidence from overseas witnesses in proceedings for terrorism and other related offences and proceeds of crime proceedings relating to those offences; clarify a constitutional issue regarding the conferral of non-judicial functions and powers on Judges of the Federal Court and Federal Magistrates; facilitate inter-jurisdictional matching of DNA profiles through a national database; and expand the definition of “tape recording”;
Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988
  to rectify an unintended omission;
Foreign Evidence Act 1994
  to facilitate the use of foreign material, such as video tapes and transcripts of examinations, as evidence in terrorism and related proceedings when video link evidence is not possible; and provide a discretion to prevent foreign material being adduced;
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  to: enable payments out of the Confiscated Assets Account to third parties who carry out examinations for the Commonwealth; and rectify the unintended consequence of a regulation change that inadvertently affected the legal status of some examiners; and
Surveillance Devices Act 2004
  to enable the issue of a warrant to retrieve a tracking device installed under an authorisation. 

Track this bill (What's this?)



House of Representatives
14 Sep 2005Introduced and read a first time
14 Sep 2005Second reading moved
13 Oct 2005Second reading agreed to
13 Oct 2005Third reading agreed to
07 Nov 2005Introduced and read a first time
07 Nov 2005Second reading moved
07 Nov 2005Second reading agreed to
07 Nov 2005Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
07 Nov 2005Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
08 Nov 2005Message from Senate reported
10 Nov 2005Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

15 Nov 2005Assent

Act no.: 136

Year: 2005

Back to top

Helpful information

Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

Back to top

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Add | Email Print
Back to top