Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Bill 2010

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the:
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
Bankruptcy Act 1966
Crimes Act 1914
  to introduce a regime for unexplained wealth;
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
Crimes Act 1914
, and
Family Law Act 1975
  to introduce freezing orders to ensure assets are not dispersed;
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  to: remove the six-year limit on orders for non-conviction-based restraint and forfeiture of proceeds of crime; provide for non-conviction-based restraint and forfeiture of instruments of serious crime; enable the disclosure of certain information; and enable legal aid commissions to recover certain costs from the Confiscated Assets Account;
Crimes Act 1914
Customs Act 1901
  to: harmonise the controlled operations, assumed identities and protection of witness identity regimes across Australia; and make a consequential amendment;
Criminal Code Act 1995
  to extend criminal liability to the joint commission of criminal offences; and
Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
  to enable telecommunications interception to be available for certain offences for state and territory law enforcement agencies. 

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House of Representatives
24 Jun 2009Introduced and read a first time
24 Jun 2009Second reading moved
27 Oct 2009Second reading debate
16 Nov 2009Second reading debate
16 Nov 2009Second reading agreed to
16 Nov 2009Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 64 government amendments agreed to
16 Nov 2009Third reading agreed to
23 Nov 2009Introduced and read a first time
23 Nov 2009Second reading moved
04 Feb 2010Second reading debate
04 Feb 2010Second reading agreed to
04 Feb 2010Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 6 Government and 10 Opposition agreed to
04 Feb 2010Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
04 Feb 2010Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

04 Feb 2010Text of bill as passed both Houses
19 Feb 2010Assent

Act no.: 3

Year: 2010

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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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