Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking) Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the:
Criminal Code Act 1995
  to: insert offences of forced labour, forced marriage, organ trafficking and harbouring a victim; ensure the slavery offence applies to conduct which renders a person a slave, as well as conduct involving a person who is already a slave; extend the application of existing offences of deceptive recruiting and sexual servitude to non-sexual servitude and all forms of deceptive recruiting; increase penalties for debt bondage offences; broaden the definition of exploitation to include all slavery-like practices; and amend existing definitions to provide that the broadest range of exploitative conduct is criminalised;
Crimes Act 1914
  to increase the availability of reparation orders to individual victims of Commonwealth offences; and
Crimes Act 1914
,
Migration Act 1958
,
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  and
Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
  to make consequential amendments. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
30 May 2012Introduced and read a first time
30 May 2012Second reading moved
20 Aug 2012Referred to Federation Chamber
20 Aug 2012Second reading debate
21 Aug 2012Second reading debate
21 Aug 2012Second reading agreed to
22 Aug 2012Reported from Federation Chamber
22 Aug 2012Third reading agreed to
Senate
22 Aug 2012Introduced and read a first time
22 Aug 2012Second reading moved
25 Feb 2013Second reading debate
27 Feb 2013Second reading debate
27 Feb 2013Second reading agreed to
27 Feb 2013Committee of the Whole debate
27 Feb 2013Third reading agreed to


27 Feb 2013Text of bill as passed both Houses
07 Mar 2013Assent

Act no.: 6

Year: 2013

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