Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers and Offences) Bill 2012

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the:
Crimes Act 1914
  in relation to: the procedures governing the collection and use of DNA forensic material; parole conditions for federal offenders; and the enforcement of Commonwealth fines by certain state and territory agencies;
Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
  to: allow the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Crime Commission to share information with private sector bodies for specified purposes; and introduce rules governing the use, sharing and retention of seized things;
Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006
  in relation to: contempt of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI); arrest warrants; search warrants; and notices to produce and summon;
Privacy Act 1988
  in relation to non-disclosure for notices to produce;
Surveillance Devices Act 2004
  to enable certain ACLEI officers to use optical surveillance devices in certain circumstances;
Criminal Code Act 1995
  to list additional substances and quantities to be subject to the Commonwealth serious drug offences;
Customs Act 1901
  to clarify powers available to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to seize border controlled drugs, plants and precursors without a warrant;
Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  to allow a court to restrict the publication of certain matters in relation to applications for freezing orders and restraining orders; and
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  to enable Australian Federal Police employees and certain secondees to commence and conduct proceeds of crime litigation. 

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House of Representatives
23 Nov 2011Introduced and read a first time
23 Nov 2011Second reading moved
01 Mar 2012Referred to Federation Chamber
01 Mar 2012Second reading debate
01 Mar 2012Second reading agreed to
01 Mar 2012Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
01 Mar 2012Reported from Federation Chamber
01 Mar 2012Third reading agreed to
13 Mar 2012Introduced and read a first time
13 Mar 2012Second reading moved
20 Mar 2012Second reading debate
20 Mar 2012Second reading agreed to
20 Mar 2012Third reading agreed to

20 Mar 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
04 Apr 2012Assent

Act no.: 24

Year: 2012

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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