Criminal Code Amendment (Food Contamination) Bill 2018

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
45

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Summary

Amends the Criminal Code Act 1995 to: increase the maximum penalties available for the offences of contaminating goods, threatening to contaminate goods and making false statements about the contamination of good from 10 to 15 years’ imprisonment; introduce new offences with a maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment that apply where a person contaminates goods, threatens to contaminate goods or makes false statements about the contamination of goods and is reckless as to whether their actions cause public alarm or anxiety, economic loss or harm to public health; and expand the meaning of public infrastructure to include foods and services and utilities related to food for the purpose of sabotage offences.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20 Sep 2018
Second reading moved 20 Sep 2018
Second reading debate 20 Sep 2018
Second reading agreed to 20 Sep 2018
Third reading agreed to 20 Sep 2018
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20 Sep 2018
Second reading moved 20 Sep 2018
Second reading debate 20 Sep 2018
Second reading agreed to 20 Sep 2018
Third reading agreed to 20 Sep 2018
Finally passed both Houses 20 Sep 2018
Assent
  • Act no: 98
  • Year: 2018
21 Sep 2018

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Explanatory memoranda

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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.
  • 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

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