30 Mar 2017
House of Representatives
Before House of Representatives
Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to clarify the functions of the Australian Federal Police to enable cooperation with international organisations and non-government organisations;
Crimes Act 1914 to: clarify the custody notification obligations of investigating officials when they intend to question an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander; create separate offence regimes for ‘insiders’ and ‘outsiders’ for the disclosure of information relating to controlled operations; remove an obsolete reference to the death penalty; amend procedural requirements relating to protections of the identity of a vulnerable witness or complainant in a criminal proceeding; authorise collection, use and disclosure of information for the purposes of preventing, detecting, investigating or dealing with fraud or corruption against the Commonwealth; and enable the New South Wales Enforcement Conduct Commission to use and disclose spent conviction information; and
Criminal Code Act 1995 to increase the maximum applicable penalties for breach of the general dishonesty offences.