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Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Serious Drug Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2005

Justice and Customs
Originating house
House of Representatives
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Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to: insert new serious drug offences; and give effect to an obligation under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Right of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict by inserting new offences for the recruitment or use of children in armed conflict; Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in relation to property restraining and forfeiture orders over a bankrupt’s property; Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to: clarify the functions of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in relation to assistance to and cooperations with Australian and foreign law enforcement, intelligence, security and government regulatory agencies, and peacekeeping activities in other countries; and enable the AFP to disclose a person’s personal information with that person’s consent; Mutual Assistance in Business Regulation Act 1992 in relation to requests from foreign regulators for information, documents or evidence; Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 in relation to identification references for certain account signatories; Customs Act 1901 to make a technical amendment in relation to a power to detain people on bail who attempt to leave Australia in breach of bail conditions; Freedom of Information Act 1982 to: exempt certain AUSTRAC documents from the operation of the Act; and make minor technical corrections. Also makes consequential amendments in relation to serious drug offences to 5 Acts; and repeals the Defence (Transitional Provisions) Act 1950.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26 May 2005
Second reading moved 26 May 2005
Second reading agreed to 18 Aug 2005
Third reading agreed to 18 Aug 2005
Introduced and read a first time 05 Sep 2005
Second reading moved 05 Sep 2005
Second reading agreed to 12 Oct 2005
Third reading agreed to 12 Oct 2005
  • Act no.: 129
  • Year: 2005
08 Nov 2005

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