Crimes Legislation Amendment (Telecommunications Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2004

Type
Government
Portfolio
Justice and Customs
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
40

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Summary

Repeals existing telecommunications offences in the Crimes Act 1914 and inserts new and updated telecommunications offences in the Criminal Code Act 1995, including offences in relation to access, transmission and availability of suicide related material. Also makes consequential amendments to 5 Acts, including the Crimes Act 1914 and the Criminal Code Act 1995 and amends the: Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991 to outlaw child prostitution on board Australian-registered aircraft outside Australia; Criminal Code Act 1995 in relation to: contamination of goods; dishonest acquisition of or dealing in personal financial information; criminal responsibility of accomplices; obtaining financial advantage; and the principle of ignorance of, or mistake about, the law; Customs Act 1901 to clarify the operation of certain serious drug offences; Cybercrime Act 2001 to correct a misdescription; and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987 to simplify processes for obtaining material for use in foreign proceedings. Also contains application, saving and transitional provisions.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24 Jun 2004
Second reading moved 24 Jun 2004
Lapsed at end of Parliament 16 Nov 2004

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