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  • Date
    19 Sep 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Murray-Darling Basin Act 1993
    to approve and give effect to the Murray-Darling Basin Amending Agreement between the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia which will make new arrangements for sharing water made available in the River Murray catchment above Hume Dam by the Snowy Scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Amends the
    International Criminal Court Act 2002
    ,
    International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters 1987
    to respond to the High Court decision in
    International Finance Trust Company Ltd v New South Wales Crime Commission
    (2009) 240 CLR 319 by providing that courts have the discretion to refuse to register a foreign proceeds of crime order if it would be contrary to the interests of justice to register the order. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum