Footnotes

Footnotes

Chapter 1 - Introduction and Background

[1]        House of Representatives, Votes and Proceedings, No. 107, 19 March 2015, p. 1211.

[2]        Journals of the Senate, No. 9, 26 March 2015, pp 2458–2459.

[3]        Journals of the Senate, No. 92, 12 May 2015, p. 2555.

[4]        Explanatory Memorandum, p. 2.

[5]        Explanatory Memorandum, pp 2–3.

[6]        Explanatory Memorandum, p. 3.

[7]        Law Council of Australia, Submission 10, p. 6.

[8]        Explanatory Memorandum, p. 16.

[9]        Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills, Report No. 5 of 2015, 13 May 2015, p. 326.

[10]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 20.

[11]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 63.

[12]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 63.

[13]      Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills, Report No. 5 of 2015, 13 May 2015, p. 330.

[14]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 61.

[15]      Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills, Report No. 5 of 2015, 13 May 2015, p. 330.

[16]      Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills, Report No. 5 of 2015, 13 May 2015, p. 330.

[17]      Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills, Report No. 5 of 2015, 13 May 2015, p. 331.

[18]      See the Bill's homepage for further information: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5323

[19]      See the committee report for further information: Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures), September 2014.

[20]      Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures), September 2014, p. 26.

[21]      The Hon Michael Keenan MP, House of Representatives Hansard, 19 March 2015, p. 2909.

[22]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 65.

[23]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 29.

[24]      Law Council of Australia, Submission 10, p. 20.

[25]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 31.

[26]      NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, Submission 9, p. 1.

[27]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 32.

[28]      Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 1, p. 1.

[29]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 34.

[30]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 34.

[31]      Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission, p. 1.

[32]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 34.

[33]      Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills, Alert Digest No. 4 of 2015, 25 March 2015, pp 4–15.

[34]      Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, Twenty-second Report of the 44th Parliament, 13 May 2015, pp 35-41.

Chapter Two - Key issues

[1]        Australian Drug Law Reform Initiative, Submission 2, p. 2.

[2]        Australian Drug Law Reform Initiative, Submission 2, pp 1–2.

[3]        Ms Courtney Young, Member, Australian Drug Law Reform Initiative, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 13.

[4]        Law Council of Australia, Submission 10, p. 7.

[5]        Ms Courtney Young, Member, Australian Drug Law Reform Initiative, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 10.

[6]        Liberty Victoria, Submission 11, p. 3.

[7]        Ms Jane Dixon QC, Immediate past president, Liberty Victoria, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 13.

[8]        Law Council of Australia, Submission 10, p. 8.

[9]        Law Council of Australia, Submission 10, p. 8.

[10]      Ms Jane Dixon QC, Immediate past president, Liberty Victoria, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 13.

[11]      Mr Robert Bromwich, Director, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 27.

[12]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 15.

[13]      Mr Robert Bromwich, Director, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 33.

[14]      Mr Robert Bromwich, Director, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, pp 33–34.

[15]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 16.

[16]      Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 18.

[17]      Law Council of Australia, Submission 10, pp 14–15.

[18]      Dr David Neal SC, Member, Law Council of Australia, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 9.

[19]      Law Council of Australia, Submission 10, p. 15.

[20]      Law Council of Australia, Submission 10, p. 15.

[21]      Liberty Victoria, Submission 11, pp 11–12.

[22]      Ms Jane Dixon QC, Immediate past president, Liberty Victoria, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 11.

[23]      Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills, Report No. 5 of 2015, 13 May 2015, p. 327.

[24]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 23.

[25]      Ms Catherine Smith, Assistant Secretary, Crime Prevention and Federal Offenders Branch, Attorney‑General's Department, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 27.

[26]      Ms Catherine Smith, Assistant Secretary, Crime Prevention and Federal Offenders Branch, Attorney‑General's Department, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 27.

[27]      Ms Catherine Smith, Assistant Secretary, Crime Prevention and Federal Offenders Branch, Attorney‑General's Department, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 27.

[28]      Dr David Neal SC, Member, Law Council of Australia, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, pp 1–2.

[29]      Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 2, p. 1.

[30]      Dr David Neal SC, Member, Law Council of Australia, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, pp 1–2.

[31]      Dr David Neal SC, Member, Law Council of Australia, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 2.

[32]      Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 2, pp 6–7.

[33]      Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 2, p. 6.

[34]      Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 2, p. 6.

[35]      Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 2, p. 7.

[36]      Law Council of Australia, Submission 10, p. 13.

[37]      Dr David Neal SC, Member, Law Council of Australia, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 7.

[38]      Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 2, p. 7.

[39]      Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 2, pp 7–8.

[40]      Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 2, p. 6.

[41]      Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 2, p. 6.

[42]      Australian Human Rights Commission, Supplementary Submission 1, p. 4.

[43]      Australian Human Rights Commission, Supplementary Submission 1, p. 4.

[44]      Ms Jane Dixon QC, Immediate past president, Liberty Victoria, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, pp 12–13.

[45]      Ms Jane Dixon QC, Immediate past president, Liberty Victoria, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 12.

[46]      Ms Jane Dixon QC, Immediate past president, Liberty Victoria, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 15.

[47]      Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Submission 12, p. 6.

[48]      Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Submission 12, p. 6.

[49]      Mr Robert Bromwich, Director, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, pp 29–30.

[50]      Mr Robert Bromwich, Director, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 29.

[51]      Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Submission 12, pp 6–7.

[52]      Mr Robert Bromwich, Director, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 34.

[53]      Mr Anthony Coles, Assistant Secretary, Criminal Law and Law Enforcement Branch, Attorney‑General's Department, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 35.

[54]      Law Council of Australia, Submission 10, p. 16.

[55]      Law Council of Australia, Submission 10, pp 16–17.

[56]      Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 18.

[57]      Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 18.

[58]      Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 18.

[59]      Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, pp 18-19.

[60]      Mr Graeme Edgerton, Senior Lawyer, Australian Human Rights Commission, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 21.

[61]      Australian Human Rights Commission, Submission 4, p. 16.

[62]      The Law Society of New South Wales, Submission 1, p. 2.

[63]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 26.

[64]      Ms Catherine Smith, Assistant Secretary, Crime Prevention and Federal Offenders Branch, Attorney‑General's Department, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 38.

[65]      Ms Catherine Smith, Assistant Secretary, Crime Prevention and Federal Offenders Branch, Attorney‑General's Department, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 37.

[66]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 26.

[67]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 26.

[68]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. 26.

[69]      NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, Submission 9; Victorian Director of Public Prosecutions, Submission 8.

[70]      Victorian Director of Public Prosecutions, Submission 8, pp 1–2.

[71]      Victorian Director of Public Prosecutions, Submission 8, p. 2.

[72]      Director of Public Prosecutions NSW, Submission 9, p. 1.

[73]      Director of Public Prosecutions NSW, Submission 9, p. 1.

[74]      Ms Catherine Smith, Assistant Secretary, Crime Prevention and Federal Offenders Branch, Attorney‑General's Department, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 39.

[75]      Ms Catherine Smith, Assistant Secretary, Crime Prevention and Federal Offenders Branch, Attorney‑General's Department, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 39.

[76]      Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 1, p. 1.

[77]      Australian Human Rights Commission, Submission 4, p. 95.

[78]      Australian Human Rights Commission, Submission 4, p. 96.

[79]      Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 19.

[80]      Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 19.

[81]      Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 1, p. 1.

[82]      Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 1, p. 1.

[83]      Dr David Neal SC, Member, Law Council of Australia, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 8.

[84]      Mr Anthony Coles, Assistant Secretary, Criminal Law and Law Enforcement Branch, Attorney‑General's Department, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 36.

[85]      Mr Anthony Coles, Assistant Secretary, Criminal Law and Law Enforcement Branch, Attorney‑General's Department, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 36.

[86]      Mr Jim Heard, Acting General Counsel, Legal and Policy Branch, Attorney‑General's Department, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 36.

[87]      Mr Jim Heard, Acting General Counsel, Legal and Policy Branch, Attorney‑General's Department, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 36.

[88]      Mr Jim Heard, Acting General Counsel, Legal and Policy Branch, Attorney‑General's Department, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 36.

[89]      Mr Jim Heard, Acting General Counsel, Legal and Policy Branch, Attorney‑General's Department, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 36.

[90]      The Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Justice and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter-Terrorism, 'Organised crime remains a significant threat to Australia', Media release, 20 May 2015.

[91]      The Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Justice and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter-Terrorism, 'Organised crime remains a significant threat to Australia', Media release, 20 May 2015.

[92]      Dr David Neal SC, Member, Law Council of Australia, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 9.

[93]      Mr Graeme Edgerton, Senior Lawyer, Australian Human Rights Commission, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 21.

[94]      Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983, paragraph 8(2)(a).

[95]      Ms Catherine Smith, Assistant Secretary, Crime Prevention and Federal Offenders Branch, Attorney‑General's Department, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, pp 38‑39.

[96]      Dr Natasha Molt, Senior Policy Lawyer, Law Council of Australia, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 5.

[97]      Dr David Neal SC, Member, Law Council of Australia, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 1.

Dissenting Report of the Australian Labor Party

[1]        Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 2, p. 5.

[2]        Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 2, p. 6.

[3]        Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 2, p. 6.

[4]        Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 2, p. 7.

[5]        Law Council of Australia, Supplementary Submission 2, p. 8.

[6]        Law Council of Australia, Submission 10, pp 16–17.

[7]        Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 18.

[8]        Law Council of Australia, Submission 10, p. 18.

[9]        Law Council of Australia, Submission 10, p. 18.

[10]      Attorney-General's Department, A Guide to Framing Commonwealth Offences, Infringement

Notices and Enforcement Powers, September 2011, p. 38.

[11]      Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures), Report, September 2014, p. 24.

[12]      Mr Robert Bromwich, Director, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Committee Hansard, 20 May 2015, p. 40.

[13]      See the Bill's homepage for further information:

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4928

Dissenting Report of the Australian Greens

[1]        Crime Commission Act 2002, Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989, Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995, Crimes Act 1914, Criminal Code Act 1995, Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006, Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987, Privacy Act 1988, Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Radiocommunications Act 1992, Surveillance Devices Act 2004, Taxation Administration Act 1953, Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 and the Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983.

[2]        Australian Human Rights Commission, Submission 4, p. 1.

[3]        Australian Human Rights Commission, Submission 4, p. 7.

[4]        Attorney-General's Department, A Guide to Framing Commonwealth Offences, Infringement

Notices and Enforcement Powers, September 2011, p. 37.