Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious Drugs, Identity Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012

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Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to: transfer the lists of illicit substances from the Criminal Code to the regulations; establish conditions and criteria for listing controlled and border controlled substances in regulations; extend the listing period and refine the criteria to be satisfied before an emergency determination can be made; expand the offence of dealing in identification to include foreign indictable offences; and create an offence in relation to using a carriage service in order to obtain and/or deal with identification information; Crimes Act 1914 and Criminal Code Act 1995 to create criminal offences in relation to the use of false identities for the purposes of air travel; Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 to: clarify the functions of the Integrity Commissioner in relation to detection and prevention of corruption; widen the commissioner’s scope to consider an Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity corruption issue; and enable the commissioner to delegate the power to conduct public inquiries to an assistant commissioner; Crimes Act 1914 to increase the value of a penalty unit to accommodate increases in the Consumer Price Index and provide for a three-yearly review of the penalty unit; Australian Federal Police Act 1979 and Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989 to clarify that a superannuation order in respect of a person who has committed a corruption offence can be made in relation to employer benefits accrued during all periods of Commonwealth employment; and Customs Act 1901 to make consequential amendments.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10 Oct 2012
Second reading moved 10 Oct 2012
Referred to Federation Chamber 30 Oct 2012
Second reading debate 30 Oct 2012
Second reading agreed to 30 Oct 2012
Reported from Federation Chamber 30 Oct 2012
Third reading agreed to 30 Oct 2012
Introduced and read a first time 31 Oct 2012
Second reading moved 31 Oct 2012
Second reading debate 21 Nov 2012
Second reading agreed to 21 Nov 2012
Third reading agreed to 21 Nov 2012
Text of bill as passed both Houses 21 Nov 2012
  • Act no.: 167
  • Year: 2012
28 Nov 2012

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