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Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019

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Amends the: Crimes Act 1914 to: expand the existing presumption against bail and parole for persons charged or convicted of a terrorism offence to include persons being considered for bail for a further federal offence, persons the subject of a control order and persons who have demonstrated support for, or have links to, terrorist activity; and make it explicit that the best interests of a child must be considered as a primary consideration by the relevant decision maker at the key points in the criminal justice processes of bail, sentencing and parole; and Criminal Code Act 1995 to: expand eligibility for the continuing detention order (CDO) scheme by ensuring that terrorist offenders who are currently serving a period of imprisonment for a terrorism offence and another offence remain eligible for consideration for a CDO at the conclusion of their term of imprisonment; and amend the information disclosure obligations in relation to sensitive national security information in CDO applications.


Introduced and read a first time 01 Aug 2019
Second reading moved 01 Aug 2019
Second reading debate 04 Dec 2019
Second reading agreed to 04 Dec 2019
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
04 Dec 2019
Third reading agreed to 04 Dec 2019
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 04 Dec 2019
Second reading moved 04 Dec 2019
Second reading debate 04 Dec 2019
Second reading agreed to 04 Dec 2019
Third reading agreed to 04 Dec 2019
Finally passed both Houses 04 Dec 2019
  • Act no: 119
  • Year: 2019
11 Dec 2019

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