Crimes Legislation Amendment (Torture Prohibition and Death Penalty Abolition) Bill 2010

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the:
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

Track this bill (What's this?)

Permalink

Progress

House of Representatives
19 Nov 2009Introduced and read a first time
19 Nov 2009Second reading moved
11 Feb 2010Second reading debate
22 Feb 2010Second reading debate
22 Feb 2010Second reading agreed to
22 Feb 2010Third reading agreed to
Senate
24 Feb 2010Introduced and read a first time
24 Feb 2010Second reading moved
11 Mar 2010Second reading debate
11 Mar 2010Second reading agreed to
11 Mar 2010Third reading agreed to


11 Mar 2010Text of bill as passed both Houses
13 Apr 2010Assent

Act no.: 37

Year: 2010

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Word Format PDF Format
Word Format PDF Format

Explanatory memoranda

Word Format PDF Format

Transcript of speeches

Proposed amendments

No documents at present

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

Committee Information

No documents at present

Bills Digest PDF Format

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