Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Identity Crimes and Other Measures) Bill 2010 [2011]

Home Affairs
Originating house
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Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to: insert three identity crime offences in relation to identification information; and allow a victim of identity crime to obtain a certificate which may assist in re-establishing their credit history; Crimes Act 1914 in relation to the administration of justice offences and makes consequential amendments to eight other Acts; Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983 to: allow for the delegation of functions and powers to facilitate joint trial arrangements; and provide legal immunity for persons carrying out functions and duties under the Act; Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 in relation to certain written notices and the disclosure of sensitive information held by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre; Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to: enable the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to use alcohol screening as a preliminary test for all random, targeted investigation and certain incident alcohol testing; and allow the Commissioner to confer awards on other AFP employees; and Judiciary Act 1903 to repeal redundant provisions in relation to eligibility to practice law in the territories. Also makes miscellaneous amendments to the Australian Federal Police Act 1979, Crimes Act 1914, Criminal Code Act 1995 and Privacy Act 1988.


Introduced and read a first time 29 Sep 2010
Second reading moved 29 Sep 2010
Second reading debate 28 Oct 2010
Second reading agreed to 28 Oct 2010
Committee of the Whole debate 28 Oct 2010
Third reading agreed to 28 Oct 2010
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15 Nov 2010
Referred to Main Committee 08 Feb 2011
Second reading moved 09 Feb 2011
Second reading debate 09 Feb 2011
Second reading agreed to 09 Feb 2011
Reported from Main Committee 09 Feb 2011
Third reading agreed to 09 Feb 2011
Text of bill as passed both Houses 09 Feb 2011
  • Act no.: 3
  • Year: 2011
02 Mar 2011

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments


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.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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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