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Second Reading Speeches

Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Amends 22 Acts to respond to the threat posed by Australians engaging in, and returning from, conflicts in foreign states by: providing additional powers for security agencies; strengthening border security measures; cancelling welfare payments for persons involved in terrorism; and implementing recommendations made by the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor’s second and fourth annual reports and the Report of the Council of Australian Governments Review of Counter-Terrorism Legislation. Also repeals the

Crimes (Foreign Incursions and Recruitment) Act 1978
.