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  • Extension of Charitable Purpose Bill 2004

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    Date
    27 May 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Provides a statutory extension to the common law meaning of “charity” for the purposes of all Commonwealth legislation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Extension of Sunset of Parliamentary Joint Committee on Native Title Bill 2004

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    Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Native Title Act 1993
    to extend the operation of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund for 2 years (to 23 March 2006). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

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    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Extradition Act 1988
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    to enable Federal Magistrates to perform functions under these Acts;
    Extradition Act 1988
    ,
    Migration Act 1958
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    in relation to privacy and information disclosures relating to extradition and mutual assistance processes;
    Extradition Act 1988
    to: limit the jurisdiction to review extradition decisions to the Federal Court of Australia; enable a person to waive the extradition process in certain circumstances; provide that Australia may refuse extradition when a person may be punished, or discriminated against, upon surrender on the basis of their sex or sexual orientation; limit the factors the minister is required to consider before giving a notice accepting an extradition request; enable persons to consent to being extradited for a wider range of offences; enable the minister to give a legally enforceable undertaking as to the maximum sentence that could be imposed on a person before the person is extradited to Australia; enable a person to be prosecuted in any circumstances when Australia has refused extradition; make technical amendments relating to notices; extend the availability of bail in extradition proceedings; and make technical amendments;
    Extradition Act 1988
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to exempt certain conduct from the definition of ‘political offence’;
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    to: expand the application of the grounds of refusal to a mutual assistance request from a foreign country; provide that evidence may be taken before an Australian magistrate for live transmission by video link back to a court in a foreign country; and enable non-conviction based proceeds of crime and non-conviction based foreign restraining orders to be registered at the request of any country;
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: provide that lawfully intercepted and accessed information is only provided to foreign countries in certain circumstances; and require the minister to report annually on the provision of this information;
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    and
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    to enable Australia to make and receive requests relating to the use of surveillance devices;
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    and
    Crimes Act 1914
    to enable forensic material to be obtained from a person in relation to a foreign serious offence at the request of a foreign country; and
    Migration Act 1958
    ,
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    and
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    to make miscellaneous and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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