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National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

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Introduced with the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010, the bill amends: the Crimes Act 1914 and Criminal Code Act 1995 in relation to treason and sedition (urging violence) offences; the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 and Criminal Code Act 1995 to: clarify when an organisation advocates the doing of a terrorist act; extend to three years the period of a regulation that lists a terrorist organisation; and update the terrorist organisation listing; the Criminal Code Act 1995 to update definitions; the Crimes Act 1914 in relation to: investigation of Commonwealth offences; powers to search premises in relation to terrorism offences; re-entry of premises in emergency situations; and bail for terrorism and national security offences; the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 in relation to: the standard for listing a person, entity, assets or class of assets; and listing reviews; the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 in relation to the protection and disclosure of national security information in criminal and civil proceedings; the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 to enable the Prime Minister to request the Inspector-General to inquire into an intelligence or security matter relating to any Commonwealth department or agency; and five Acts to make amendments consequent on the establishment of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30 Sep 2010
Second reading moved 30 Sep 2010
Referred to Main Committee 18 Oct 2010
Second reading debate 19 Oct 2010
Second reading agreed to 19 Oct 2010
Reported from Main Committee 20 Oct 2010
Third reading agreed to 20 Oct 2010
Introduced and read a first time 25 Oct 2010
Second reading moved 25 Oct 2010
Second reading debate 15 Nov 2010
Second reading agreed to 15 Nov 2010
Committee of the Whole debate 15 Nov 2010
Third reading agreed to 15 Nov 2010
Text of bill as passed both Houses 15 Nov 2010
  • Act no.: 127
  • Year: 2010
24 Nov 2010

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments


Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest


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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

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

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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