Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends 22 Acts to respond to the threat posed by Australians engaging in, and returning from, conflicts in foreign states by: providing additional powers for security agencies; strengthening border security measures; cancelling welfare payments for persons involved in terrorism; and implementing recommendations made by the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor’s second and fourth annual reports and the Report of the Council of Australian Governments Review of Counter-Terrorism Legislation. Also repeals the Crimes (Foreign Incursions and Recruitment) Act 1978.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24 Sep 2014
Second reading moved 24 Sep 2014
Second reading debate 28 Oct 2014
Second reading agreed to 28 Oct 2014
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 21 Government agreed to
28 Oct 2014
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 58 Government agreed to
29 Oct 2014
Third reading agreed to 29 Oct 2014
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30 Oct 2014
Second reading moved 30 Oct 2014
Second reading debate 30 Oct 2014
Consideration in detail debate 30 Oct 2014
Third reading agreed to 30 Oct 2014
Finally passed both Houses 30 Oct 2014
Assent
  • Act no.: 116
  • Year: 2014
03 Nov 2014

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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