Crimes Act Amendment (Forensic Procedures) Bill (No. 1) 2006

Justice and Customs 
Originating house
Parliament no
Amends the
Crimes Act 1914
  to: allow the transfer of information so that inter-jurisdictional DNA matching can occur; permit prison officers to be present, subject to the relevant State or Territory law, while a forensic procedure is being carried out on a suspect; and correct drafting errors relating to DNA profile matching. 

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21 Jun 2006Introduced and read a first time
21 Jun 2006Second reading moved
14 Sep 2006Second reading agreed to
14 Sep 2006Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
14 Sep 2006Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
09 Oct 2006Introduced and read a first time
09 Oct 2006Second reading moved
18 Oct 2006Second reading agreed to
18 Oct 2006Third reading agreed to

04 Nov 2006Assent

Act no.: 130

Year: 2006

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