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Border Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

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House of Representatives
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Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends the Customs Act 1901 in relation to: monitoring and enforcement of security requirements at Australian borders; provision of certain information to Customs in relation to: people working in restricted areas or issued with security identification cards; and goods in-transit; examination and seizure of in-transit goods; electronic reporting of all mail cargo as part of a cargo report; access to airline computer reservation systems; authorisation of Customs officers; issue and use of firearms and personal defence equipment by Customs officers; powers of arrest in relation to assault or obstruction of Customs officers; and forfeiture of undeclared dutiable goods found in unaccompanied baggage; Customs Act 1901, Migration Act 1958, Customs Legislation Amendment and Repeal (International Trade Modernisation) Act 2001 and Evidence Act 1995 in relation to electronic reports to Customs and the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs in relation to passengers and crew; Fisheries Management Act 1991 to allow the Australian Fisheries Management Authority to disclose vessel monitoring information to Customs; and Customs Administration Act 1985 to include the Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence as a Commonwealth agency. Also includes savings provisions.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 12 Mar 2002
Second reading moved 12 Mar 2002
Second reading agreed to 13 Mar 2002
Third reading agreed to 13 Mar 2002
Introduced and read a first time 14 Mar 2002
Second reading moved 14 Mar 2002
Second reading debate 20 Jun 2002
Second reading agreed to 24 Jun 2002
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 5 Government and 1 Opposition agreed to
27 Jun 2002
Third reading agreed to 27 Jun 2002
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
27 Jun 2002
  • Act no.: 64
  • Year: 2002
05 Jul 2002

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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