Crimes Legislation Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General and Senator Xenophon
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Amends the Criminal Code Act 1995 to extend the retrospective operation of the offences of murder and manslaughter of an Australian citizen or resident of Australia to crimes that occurred before 1 October 2002.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15 Oct 2015
Second reading moved 15 Oct 2015
Second reading debate 12 Nov 2015
Second reading agreed to 12 Nov 2015
Third reading agreed to 12 Nov 2015
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 12 Nov 2015
Second reading moved 23 Nov 2015
Second reading debate 23 Nov 2015
Second reading agreed to 23 Nov 2015
Third reading agreed to 23 Nov 2015
Finally passed both Houses 23 Nov 2015
Assent
  • Act no: 163
  • Year: 2015
30 Nov 2015

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Explanatory memoranda

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