Information about the inquiry

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 offences. 

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.

Lodging Submissions

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:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794