Second Reading Speeches

Crimes and Other Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) Bill 2023

Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
to: clarify the application of civil penalties to ongoing failure to enrol with the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) before providing a designated service; allow automated decision-making for certain decisions; and reinstate protections on the use and disclosure of sensitive AUSTRAC information in connection with courts and tribunal proceedings;
Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
to relocate a penalty for non compliance with the provision to which it relates;
Crimes Act 1914
to: replace references to ‘judicial officer’ with ‘bail authority’; and make minor amendments to rectify incorrect referencing;
Criminology Research Act 1971
to provide that the appointment of the Commonwealth representative to the Criminology Research Advisory Council can be made by designation of a position;
Foreign Evidence Act 1994
to make technical amendments relating to the use of foreign material in Australian proceedings;
International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997
to: provide that the Attorney-General may refuse consent to a request or application for transfer to or from Australia at an earlier stage in the process; and make minor technical amendments;
Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
to expand the existing mandatory ground of refusal regarding torture;
Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
to expand the matters on which jurisdictional public interest monitors can make submissions; and
Witness Protection Act 1994
to: ensure that past participants of Australian Federal Police (AFP) witness protection programs are covered by the Act; enable participants to be temporarily suspended from the National Witness Protection Program where the AFP is unable to provide them with protection or assistance; and make minor and technical amendments. Also amends five Acts to update references to the South Australian Independent Commission Against Corruption.

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