23 Jun 2010
House of Representatives
Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 and
Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: align the dismissal powers of the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) Chief Executive Officer to deal with serious misconduct and corruption with those of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner;
Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 to enable the ACC to appoint part-time examiners;
Crimes Act 1914 to: extend searches conducted under warrant powers that apply in relation to premises to searches in relation to persons; provide when certain seized documents must be returned; provide for orders for things seized and documents produced; and provide police with a standing power to take fingerprints and photographs of arrested persons; and
Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to enable the AFP Commissioner to authorise payments to AFP appointees in special circumstances. Also provides for an independent review after a two-year period of the ACC’s dismissal powers.