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Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [2011]

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Amends the: Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: align the dismissal powers of the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) Chief Executive Officer to deal with serious misconduct and corruption with those of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner; Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 to enable the ACC to appoint part-time examiners; Crimes Act 1914 to: extend searches conducted under warrant powers that apply in relation to premises to searches in relation to persons; provide when certain seized documents must be returned; provide for orders for things seized and documents produced; and provide police with a standing power to take fingerprints and photographs of arrested persons; and Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to enable the AFP Commissioner to authorise payments to AFP appointees in special circumstances. Also provides for an independent review after a two-year period of the ACC’s dismissal powers.


Introduced and read a first time 29 Sep 2010
Second reading moved 29 Sep 2010
Second reading debate 18 Nov 2010
Second reading agreed to 18 Nov 2010
Third reading agreed to 18 Nov 2010
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22 Nov 2010
Referred to Main Committee 08 Feb 2011
Second reading moved 09 Feb 2011
Second reading debate 10 Feb 2011
Second reading agreed to 10 Feb 2011
Reported from Main Committee 10 Feb 2011
Third reading agreed to 10 Feb 2011
Text of bill as passed both Houses 10 Feb 2011
  • Act no.: 2
  • Year: 2011
02 Mar 2011

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