Inquiry into the provisions of the Law and Justice Legislation
Amendment (Video Link Evidence and Other Measures) Bill 2005
Information about the inquiry
On 4 October 2005, the Senate
referred the above Bill to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation
Committee for inquiry and report by
1 November 2005.
The Bill proposes to amend the Crimes Act 1914 to create new video
link evidence provisions that apply to proceedings for terrorism and related
The Bill also aims to amend the Foreign Evidence Act 1994 to
facilitate the use of foreign material as evidence in proceedings for
terrorism and related offences.
The Bill also amends other legislation, including to facilitate the
sharing of DNA profiles between Australian law enforcement agencies over a
national DNA database system.
Submissions are called for by 17 October 2005. 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.
For further information, contact:
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600