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Second Reading Speeches

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Originating house
House of Representatives
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Amends the:

Criminal Code Act 1995
to: introduce an offence for importing all substances that have a psychoactive effect; introduce an offence for importing a substance which is similar to a serious drug; introduce international firearms trafficking offences and mandatory minimum sentences; extend existing cross-border disposal or acquisition firearms offences; and clarify that certain slavery offences have universal jurisdiction;
Customs Act 1901
to: ensure that Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers have appropriate powers in relation to the new offences; and create a procedure for dealing with claims for the return of seized psychoactive substances;
International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997
in relation to the international transfer of prisoners regime within Australia; and
Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
Criminal Code Act 1995
Customs Act 1901
Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988
Surveillance Devices Act 2004
to make minor and technical amendments. Also validates access by the AFP to certain investigatory powers in designated state airports from 19 March until 17 May 2014.

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