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  • Combating the Financing of People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    09 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to: extend the regulatory regime for remittance dealers and providers of remittance networks; and expand the agencies with which Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) can share financial intelligence;
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    and
    Privacy Act 1988
    to enable reporting entities to use credit reporting data to verify the identity of their customers; and
    Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988
    to enable the Chief Executive Officer of AUSTRAC to exempt a person from provisions of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2011

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    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: requires civil litigants to file a genuine steps statement before legal proceedings are instituted in the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court; sets out the powers of court in relation to the genuine steps requirements and awarding costs; and provides that certain categories of legal proceedings are excluded proceedings. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010

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    Date
    16 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: requires civil litigants to file a genuine steps statement before legal proceedings are instituted in the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court; sets out the powers of court in relation to the genuine steps requirements and awarding costs; and provides that certain categories of legal proceedings are excluded proceedings. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Torture Prohibition and Death Penalty Abolition) Bill 2010

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    Date
    19 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to replace the existing offence of torture in the
    Crimes (Torture) Act 1988
    with a new offence of torture in the Criminal Code to fulfil Australia’s obligations under the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; and
    Death Penalty Abolition Act 1973
    to provide that the death penalty cannot be reintroduced anywhere in Australia. Also repeals the
    Crimes (Torture) Act 1988

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Bill (No. 2) 2010

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    Date
    16 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Proceeds of Crimes Act 2002
    in relation to criminal asset confiscation and money laundering;
    Crimes Act 1914
    to: enable seized material to be used by, and shared between, Commonwealth, state and territory law enforcement agencies; allow law enforcement agencies to access and search electronic equipment; and preserve the right of a person accused of a federal offence in Victoria to appeal a finding that he or she is unfit to plead;
    Witness Protection Act 1994
    to: clarify the application of the Act to witnesses involved in state and territory matters; update the concept of identity; extend protection to former participants and related persons; and update and extend the scope of non-disclosure offences;
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: introduce offences into the Criminal Code to target persons involved in serious and organised crime; and ensure that telecommunications interception warrants are available for the investigation of the new offences;
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    and
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to: extend the geographical jurisdiction and the scope of money laundering offences; and expand AUSTRAC’s ability to take enforcement action against non-complying reporting entities;
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    to: expand the Australian Crime Commission’s powers to deal with uncooperative witnesses; clarify procedural powers for issuing summons and notices to produce; and require a five-yearly review of the operation of the Act;
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    ,
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to make consequential amendments; and
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: increase the penalties for bribing foreign and Commonwealth public officials; and provide that drug importation offences apply to offenders engaged in activity connected to the importation of drugs into Australia. Also amends 23 Acts consequent upon the joint commission offence being included in the Criminal Code; and amends 20 Acts consequent on provisions of the
    Crimes Act 1914
    being repealed. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Bill 2010

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    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    ,
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    and
    Crimes Act 1914
    to introduce a regime for unexplained wealth;
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    ,
    Crimes Act 1914
    , and
    Family Law Act 1975
    to introduce freezing orders to ensure assets are not dispersed;
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    to: remove the six-year limit on orders for non-conviction-based restraint and forfeiture of proceeds of crime; provide for non-conviction-based restraint and forfeiture of instruments of serious crime; enable the disclosure of certain information; and enable legal aid commissions to recover certain costs from the Confiscated Assets Account;
    Crimes Act 1914
    and
    Customs Act 1901
    to: harmonise the controlled operations, assumed identities and protection of witness identity regimes across Australia; and make a consequential amendment;
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to extend criminal liability to the joint commission of criminal offences; and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to enable telecommunications interception to be available for certain offences for state and territory law enforcement agencies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Terrorist Material) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Classification, (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    to require publications, films or computer games that promote terrorist activity to be classified as Refused Classification. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Advertising and Other Matters) Bill 2007

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    Date
    22 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    by establishing industry based self-assessment schemes in relation to: advertising unclassified films and computer games; and television series compilations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Bill 2007

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    Date
    07 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    ,
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    and
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to facilitate the integration of the Office of Film and Literature Classification into the Attorney-General’s Department; and
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    in relation to: the functions of the Classification Board and the Classification Review Board; the operation of the National Classification Scheme; repeal expired or redundant provisions; and transfer responsibility for delegated legislation from the Director of the Classification Board to the Attorney-General. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Copyright Amendment Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Oct 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Copyright Act 1968
    to implement recommendations from a number of copyright law reviews, including in relation to: new exceptions to copyright; creation of indictable, summary and strict liability offences with a range of penalty options; evidential presumptions; commercial-scale infringements; protection of digital files; fair dealings; copying for preservation purposes; and educational uses. Also implements Australia’s obligations under the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement in relation to technological protection measures; and enhances the jurisdiction and procedures of the Copyright Tribunal. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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