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

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
41
Summary
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.

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14 Sep 2005
Second reading moved 14 Sep 2005
Second reading agreed to 13 Oct 2005
Third reading agreed to 13 Oct 2005
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 07 Nov 2005
Second reading moved 07 Nov 2005
Second reading agreed to 07 Nov 2005
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
07 Nov 2005
Third reading agreed to 07 Nov 2005
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 08 Nov 2005
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
10 Nov 2005
Assent
  • Act no.: 136
  • Year: 2005
15 Nov 2005

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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.
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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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