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Proceeds of Crime (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2002

Justice and Customs
Originating house
House of Representatives
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Introduced with the Proceeds of Crime Bill 2002, the bill amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to insert new money laundering offences; Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 to update cross references; International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995 in relation to enforcement of foreign restraining and forfeiture orders; Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987 to: reflect provisions of the new proceeds regime; and relocate provisions which relate to foreign orders and offences; Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 to relocate record retention provisions; Bankruptcy Act 1966 to ensure that bankruptcy is not used to thwart confiscation of proceeds of crime; Family Law Act 1975 to ensure that property settlements and spousal maintenance cannot be used to defeat confiscation of proceeds of crime; Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1997 so that it does not apply to certain decisions of the Director of Public Prosecutions or an approved examiner; Australian Federal Police Act 1979 and Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983 in relation to the functions of the AFP and the DPP respectively; Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 and National Crime Authority Act 1984 to include forfeiture proceedings within the meaning of relevant proceedings; Taxation Administration Act 1953 in relation to access to taxation information; and Proceeds of Crime Act 1987 to repeal relocated and redundant provisions, including provisions relating to existing money laundering offences. Also makes consequential amendments to 8 other Acts and contains transitional and application provisions.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13 Mar 2002
Second reading moved 13 Mar 2002
Second reading agreed to 27 Jun 2002
Third reading agreed to 27 Jun 2002
Introduced and read a first time 20 Aug 2002
Second reading moved 20 Aug 2002
Second reading debate 16 Sep 2002
Second reading debate 19 Sep 2002
Second reading agreed to 23 Sep 2002
Third reading agreed to 23 Sep 2002
  • Act no.: 86
  • Year: 2002
11 Oct 2002

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Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Explanatory memoranda

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