The Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committees cover the following portfolios: Attorney-General's and Home Affairs.
The bill would amend the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 to change the requirements to become an Australian citizen and other key provisions.
The bill amends the Defence Act 1903. The purpose of the bill is to streamline the legal procedures for call out of the Australian Defence Force to protect states, self governing territories, and Commonwealth interests, onshore and offshore, against certain incidences of violence, including terrorism.
The bill would ensure that appropriate protections for victims of family violence are in place during cross-examination in all family law proceedings. In particular, the bill would prohibit personal cross‑examination in certain circumstances, and require that cross-examination be conducted by a legal representative. Where personal cross‑examination is not prohibited, the court would be required to apply other appropriate protections for the victim of family violence.
The bill aims to subject Commonwealth litigants to enforceable model litigant obligations.
The bill would establish a Modern Slavery Reporting Requirement, which would require certain large businesses and other entities in Australia to make annual public reports (Modern Slavery Statements) on their actions to address modern slavery risks in their operations and supply chains.
The bill would remove Commonwealth barriers to the legalisation, regulation and taxation of cannabis. As such, the passage of this bill would allow any State or Territory Government to legalise and regulate cannabis.
The bill would amend the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to enable participating jurisdictions, through a referral of powers, to share and gather information, and use a single unexplained wealth order to deprive criminals of their wealth.
The practice of dowry and the incidence of dowry abuse in Australia.
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