Inquiry into Amendments to the Australian Protective Service Amendment Bill 2003
On Tuesday 9 September 2003, the Senate referred the provisions of the Bill
to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee for inquiry and
report on 7 October 2003.
This inquiry is subsequent to the Committee's previous consideration in
July/August 2003 of the Australian Protective Service Amendment Bill 2003, and
relates to subsequent Government amendments. The proposed amendments
primarily seek to confer the same stop and search powers on Australian Federal
Police Officers as is proposed to be conferred on Australian Protective Service
officers by the original Bill.
Sydney 24 September 2003 (Word 26KB)
Proof Hansard, 24 September 2003 (PDF 205KB)
The closing date for lodgement of submissions with the Committee is 19
September 2003. Submissions become Committee documents and are only made public after a decision
by the Committee. Unauthorised release of submissions is not covered by
parliamentary privilege. Further assistance can be obtained by phoning the
secretariat on (02) 6277 3560.
The Committee encourages the lodgement of submissions in electronic form
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
ensure that a postal address and phone number is enclosed with all email
Submissions may also be faxed to (02) 6277 5794.
Report - Tabled 7 October 2003
For further information
Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee
Room S1.61, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Telephone: (02) 6277 3560
Fax: (02) 6277 5794