12 Mar 2002
House of Representatives
Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends the:
Criminal Code Act 1995 to: insert new offences in relation to treason and terrorism related activities, all of which carry a penalty of life imprisonment; provide for ministerial declaration of proscribed organisations and insert offences in relation to membership or links with such an organisation;
Crimes Act 1914 to repeal the existing treason offence;
Migration Act 1958 to update treason offence cross-references; and
Australian Protective Service Act 1987 and
Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991 to ensure that the Australian Protective Service has power to deal with terrorist related offences and to perform the aircraft security officer function on intra-state flights. Also contains savings and application provisions.