Crimes Amendment Bill 2002

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Bills Digest No. 81  2002-03

Crimes Amendment Bill 2002

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Passage History
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Passage History

Crimes Amendment Bill 2002

Date Introduced: 22 October 2002

House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Justice and Customs

Commencement: Royal Assent

Note: The Act received Royal Assent on 23 October 2002, (ie one day after its introduction into the Parliament) and became Act No. 88 of 2002.


To amend the Crimes Act 1914 to ensure that information contained on a national, State or Territory DNA database is able to be accessed and disclosed for the purposes of either:

  • identifying an unidentified person who died as a result of the bombing in Bali on 12 October 2002, or
  • conducting a criminal investigation in relation to that incident.

The Bill also provides for information to be available in relation to other deaths of Australian citizens overseas, where a disallowable ministerial determination to that effect is made.(1)




1. Bills List, Senate Table Office as at 24 December 2002.


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