Law and Justice (Cross Border and Other Amendments) Bill 2009

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House of Representatives
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Amends the: Service and Execution of Process Act 1992 to: establish the Cross Border Justice Scheme to enable judicial officers, police and other officials to deal with offenders from any of the participating jurisdictions (Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory); and clarify that prisoners may give evidence by audio or video link when subpoenaed to give evidence in interstate court or tribunal proceedings; and Evidence and Procedure (New Zealand) Act 1994 to expand the range of proceedings covered by the scheme established between Australia and New Zealand for the service of subpoenas between the two jurisdictions.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19 Mar 2009
Second reading moved 19 Mar 2009
Referred to Main Committee 25 May 2009
Second reading debate 25 May 2009
Second reading agreed to 25 May 2009
Reported from Main Committee 26 May 2009
Third reading agreed to 26 May 2009
Introduced and read a first time 15 Jun 2009
Second reading moved 15 Jun 2009
Second reading debate 20 Aug 2009
Second reading agreed to 20 Aug 2009
Third reading agreed to 20 Aug 2009
Text of bill as passed both Houses 20 Aug 2009
  • Act no.: 77
  • Year: 2009
07 Sep 2009

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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

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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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