Crimes Legislation Enhancement Bill 2003

Type
Government
Portfolio
Justice and Customs
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
40

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Summary

Amends the: Crimes Act 1914 to: provide for the taking of both photographs and fingerprints of a convicted person; clarify consequences of refusal to take part in an identification parade; extend the class of indictable offences that may be dealt with summarily; enable DNA profile matching for unknown deceased persons; extend the provisions relating to ministerial arrangements for sharing DNA information; and make technical corrections to sentencing and parole provisions; Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to remove a repealed reference; Australian Protective Service Act 1987 and Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991 to assist deployment of air security officers on Australian international flights; Australian Securities and Investment Commission Act 2001 to remove a redundant reference; Australian Securities and Investment Commission Act 2001 and Corporations Act 2001 to allow information to be passed to the Australian Crime Commission; Crimes at Sea Act 2000 to clarify that the application of Northern Territory criminal law in adjacent territorial sea areas does not include Commonwealth criminal law in force in the Territory; Criminology Research Act 1971 to include a representative of the Australian Capital Territory on the Criminology Research Council and make consequential amendments; Foreign Evidence Act 1994 to remove the requirement for foreign material to bear an official or public seal; International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995 to augment the assistance given to international war crimes tribunals, including allowing the use of video links; Mutual Assistance in Business Regulation Act 1992 to remove restrictions on the Attorney-General’s delegation powers; Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to clarify the Official Trustee’s power to sell restrained property; Service and Execution of Process Act 1992 to allow parole board warrants to be executed interstate; and Australian Crime Commission Establishment Act 2002, Crimes Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1989, Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1994 and Retirement Savings Accounts (Consequential Amendments) Act 1997 to correct misdescribed amendments. Also makes technical corrections to 11 Acts in relation to part numbering in the Crimes Act 1914 and contains a saving provision.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05 Dec 2002
Second reading moved 05 Dec 2002
Second reading agreed to 27 Mar 2003
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 20 Government agreed to
27 Mar 2003
Third reading agreed to 27 Mar 2003
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13 May 2003
Second reading moved 13 May 2003
Second reading agreed to 14 May 2003
Third reading agreed to 14 May 2003
Assent
  • Act no.: 41
  • Year: 2003
03 Jun 2003

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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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