Crimes Amendment (Bail and Sentencing) Bill 2006

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the sentencing and bail provisions of the
Crimes Act 1914
to ensure adequate protection of alleged victims and witnesses; preclude customary law or cultural practice being taken into account in such a way that the criminal behaviour concerned is seen as less or more culpable; and allow religious beliefs to be considered in determining appropriate forensic procedures.

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14 Sep 2006
Second reading moved 14 Sep 2006
Second reading agreed to 08 Nov 2006
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
08 Nov 2006
Third reading agreed to 08 Nov 2006
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 Nov 2006
Second reading moved 28 Nov 2006
Second reading agreed to 28 Nov 2006
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
28 Nov 2006
Third reading agreed to 28 Nov 2006
Assent
  • Act no.: 171
  • Year: 2006
12 Dec 2006

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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