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

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  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Torture Prohibition and Death Penalty Abolition) Bill 2009
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
.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19 Nov 2009
Second reading moved 19 Nov 2009
Second reading debate 11 Feb 2010
Second reading debate 22 Feb 2010
Second reading agreed to 22 Feb 2010
Third reading agreed to 22 Feb 2010
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24 Feb 2010
Second reading moved 24 Feb 2010
Second reading debate 11 Mar 2010
Second reading agreed to 11 Mar 2010
Third reading agreed to 11 Mar 2010
Text of bill as passed both Houses 11 Mar 2010
Assent
  • Act no.: 37
  • Year: 2010
13 Apr 2010

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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

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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.

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