National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Introduced with the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010, the bill amends: the
Crimes Act 1914
  and
Criminal Code Act 1995
  in relation to treason and sedition (urging violence) offences; the
Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
  and
Criminal Code Act 1995
  to: clarify when an organisation advocates the doing of a terrorist act; extend to three years the period of a regulation that lists a terrorist organisation; and update the terrorist organisation listing; the
Criminal Code Act 1995
  to update definitions; the
Crimes Act 1914
  in relation to: investigation of Commonwealth offences; powers to search premises in relation to terrorism offences; re-entry of premises in emergency situations; and bail for terrorism and national security offences; the
Charter of the United Nations Act 1945
  in relation to: the standard for listing a person, entity, assets or class of assets; and listing reviews; the
National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004
  in relation to the protection and disclosure of national security information in criminal and civil proceedings; the
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
  to enable the Prime Minister to request the Inspector-General to inquire into an intelligence or security matter relating to any Commonwealth department or agency; and five Acts to make amendments consequent on the establishment of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
30 Sep 2010Introduced and read a first time
30 Sep 2010Second reading moved
18 Oct 2010Referred to Main Committee
19 Oct 2010Second reading debate
19 Oct 2010Second reading agreed to
20 Oct 2010Reported from Main Committee
20 Oct 2010Third reading agreed to
Senate
25 Oct 2010Introduced and read a first time
25 Oct 2010Second reading moved
15 Nov 2010Second reading debate
15 Nov 2010Second reading agreed to
15 Nov 2010Committee of the Whole debate
15 Nov 2010Third reading agreed to


15 Nov 2010Text of bill as passed both Houses
24 Nov 2010Assent

Act no.: 127

Year: 2010

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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.

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