Second Reading Speeches

Border Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends the

Customs Act 1901
in relation to: monitoring and enforcement of security requirements at Australian borders; provision of certain information to Customs in relation to: people working in restricted areas or issued with security identification cards; and goods in-transit; examination and seizure of in-transit goods; electronic reporting of all mail cargo as part of a cargo report; access to airline computer reservation systems; authorisation of Customs officers; issue and use of firearms and personal defence equipment by Customs officers; powers of arrest in relation to assault or obstruction of Customs officers; and forfeiture of undeclared dutiable goods found in unaccompanied baggage;
Customs Act 1901
,
Migration Act 1958
,
Customs Legislation Amendment and Repeal (International Trade Modernisation) Act 2001
and
Evidence Act 1995
in relation to electronic reports to Customs and the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs in relation to passengers and crew;
Fisheries Management Act 1991
to allow the Australian Fisheries Management Authority to disclose vessel monitoring information to Customs; and
Customs Administration Act 1985
to include the Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence as a Commonwealth agency. Also includes savings provisions.