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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2015

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Amends the: Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to clarify the operation of the non-conviction based proceeds of crime regime in response to two recent court decisions; Criminal Code Act 1995 to create two new offences of false dealing with accounting documents; and amend the serious drug offences to clarify the definitions of ‘drug analogue’ and ‘manufacture’ and to ensure that they capture all relevant substances and processes; Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 to expand the ability of designated officials and agencies to share information under the Act; and to allow the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption of South Australia to access AUSTRAC information; and AusCheck Act 2007 to clarify and extend the circumstances under which AusCheck can disclose AusCheck background check information to the Commonwealth and to certain state and territory government agencies.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26 Nov 2015
Second reading moved 26 Nov 2015
Second reading debate 02 Dec 2015
Second reading debate 03 Dec 2015
Second reading agreed to 03 Dec 2015
Third reading agreed to 03 Dec 2015
Introduced and read a first time 02 Feb 2016
Second reading moved 02 Feb 2016
Second reading debate 22 Feb 2016
Second reading agreed to 22 Feb 2016
Committee of the Whole debate 22 Feb 2016
Committee of the Whole debate 23 Feb 2016
Third reading agreed to 23 Feb 2016
Finally passed both Houses 23 Feb 2016
  • Act no: 15
  • Year: 2016
29 Feb 2016

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Explanatory memoranda

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