Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Bill 2018

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  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Bill 2016
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House of Representatives
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Amends: six Acts to ensure that assistance that Australia can currently provide to foreign countries can also be provided to the International Criminal Court and international war crimes tribunals; the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987 to: amend provisions in relation to proceeds of crime search warrants; clarify which foreign proceeds of crime orders can be registered in Australia; clarify the roles of judicial officers in domestic proceedings to produce documents or articles for a foreign country; and make minor and technical amendments; the Extradition Act 1988 to ensure that magistrates and judges have powers to make orders necessary for the conduct of extradition proceedings; the Foreign Evidence Act 1994 to: ensure foreign evidence can be appropriately certified; and extend the application of foreign evidence rules to proceedings in the external territories and the Jervis Bay territory; the Crimes Act 1914 to ensure the offence of identifying a child witness or vulnerable adult complainant extends to identifying a child complainant; the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Law Enforcement Integrity, Vulnerable Witness Protection and Other Measures) Act 2013 to clarify the application of supports and protections for victims and witnesses to future criminal proceedings, regardless of when the alleged conduct occurred; the Crimes Act 1914, Criminal Code Act 1995 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to clarify the operation of human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like offences; the War Crimes Act 1945 to streamline reporting arrangements; the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to: ensure that the Australian Federal Police’s alcohol and drug testing program and integrity framework apply to the entire workforce; ensure that the most up to date testing standards can be employed at the time a sample is provided; and clarify the processes for resignation in cases of serious misconduct or corruption; the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 to: enable travellers departing Australia to report cross-border movements of physical currency electronically; and enable the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission to access AUSTRAC information; the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 to clarify the use of the Australian Crime Commission’s prescribed alternative name; and the AusCheck Act 2007 to enable AusCheck to conduct and coordinate background checks in relation to major national events.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 23 Nov 2016
Second reading moved 23 Nov 2016
Second reading debate 07 Feb 2018
Referred to Federation Chamber 07 Feb 2018
Second reading debate 08 Feb 2018
Second reading agreed to 08 Feb 2018
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
08 Feb 2018
Reported from Federation Chamber 08 Feb 2018
Third reading agreed to 08 Feb 2018
Introduced and read a first time 13 Feb 2018
Second reading moved 13 Feb 2018
Second reading debate 22 Mar 2018
Second reading debate 10 May 2018
Second reading agreed to 10 May 2018
Third reading agreed to 10 May 2018
Finally passed both Houses 10 May 2018
  • Act no: 34
  • Year: 2018
22 May 2018

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