Criminal Code Act 1995 to replace the existing offence of torture in the
Crimes (Torture) Act 1988 with a new offence of torture in the Criminal Code to fulfil Australia’s obligations under the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; and
Death Penalty Abolition Act 1973 to provide that the death penalty cannot be reintroduced anywhere in Australia. Also repeals the
Crimes (Torture) Act 1988.