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National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Introduced with the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010, the bill amends: the

Crimes Act 1914
and
Criminal Code Act 1995
in relation to treason and sedition (urging violence) offences; the
Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
and
Criminal Code Act 1995
to: clarify when an organisation advocates the doing of a terrorist act; extend to three years the period of a regulation that lists a terrorist organisation; and update the terrorist organisation listing; the
Criminal Code Act 1995
to update definitions; the
Crimes Act 1914
in relation to: investigation of Commonwealth offences; powers to search premises in relation to terrorism offences; re-entry of premises in emergency situations; and bail for terrorism and national security offences; the
Charter of the United Nations Act 1945
in relation to: the standard for listing a person, entity, assets or class of assets; and listing reviews; the
National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004
in relation to the protection and disclosure of national security information in criminal and civil proceedings; the
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
to enable the Prime Minister to request the Inspector-General to inquire into an intelligence or security matter relating to any Commonwealth department or agency; and five Acts to make amendments consequent on the establishment of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement.

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