Customs Amendment (Serious Drugs Detection) Bill 2011

Home Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
Customs Act 1901
  to enable Customs officers, using prescribed equipment, to undertake an initial internal non-medical scan of a person suspected to be internally concealing a suspicious substance. 

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House of Representatives
23 Feb 2011Introduced and read a first time
23 Feb 2011Second reading moved
22 Mar 2011Referred to Main Committee
23 Mar 2011Second reading debate
23 Mar 2011Second reading agreed to
23 Mar 2011Reported from Main Committee
23 Mar 2011Third reading agreed to
25 Mar 2011Introduced and read a first time
25 Mar 2011Second reading moved
22 Jun 2011Second reading debate
22 Jun 2011Second reading agreed to
22 Jun 2011Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
22 Jun 2011Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
22 Jun 2011Message from Senate reported
04 Jul 2011Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendment

04 Jul 2011Text of bill as passed both Houses
25 Jul 2011Assent

Act no.: 78

Year: 2011

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