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Second Reading Speeches

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Amendment (Registration of Foreign Proceeds of Crime Orders) Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Justice
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43

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Summary

Amends the

International Criminal Court Act 2002
,
International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995
and
Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters 1987
to respond to the High Court decision in
International Finance Trust Company Ltd v New South Wales Crime Commission
(2009) 240 CLR 319 by providing that courts have the discretion to refuse to register a foreign proceeds of crime order if it would be contrary to the interests of justice to register the order.