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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012

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Amends the: Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to respond to recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement report Inquiry into Commonwealth unexplained wealth legislation and arrangements by: ensuring that evidence relevant to unexplained wealth proceedings can be seized under a search warrant; allowing the time limit for serving notice of a preliminary unexplained wealth order to be extended by a court in certain circumstances; harmonising provisions relating to the payment of legal expenses for unexplained wealth cases; allowing charges to be created over restrained property to secure payment of an unexplained wealth order; removing a court’s discretion to make unexplained wealth restraining orders, preliminary unexplained wealth orders and unexplained wealth orders once relevant criteria are satisfied; and expanding the parliamentary joint committee’s oversight of unexplained wealth investigations and litigation; and Criminal Code Act 1995 to: provide that cross-border firearms trafficking offences cover firearm parts; introduce aggravated offences for dealing in 50 or more firearms and firearm parts; increase the penalties for illegal importation or exportation of larger numbers of firearms; and introduce aggravated offences for importing or exporting 50 or more firearms or firearm parts during a six month period.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 Nov 2012
Second reading moved 28 Nov 2012
Second reading debate 05 Feb 2013
Second reading agreed to 05 Feb 2013
Third reading agreed to 05 Feb 2013
Introduced and read a first time 06 Feb 2013
Second reading moved 06 Feb 2013
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12 Nov 2013

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