Second Reading Speeches

Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Bill 2018

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  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Bill 2016
Type
Government
Portfolio
Justice
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends: six Acts to ensure that assistance that Australia can currently provide to foreign countries can also be provided to the International Criminal Court and international war crimes tribunals; the

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
to: amend provisions in relation to proceeds of crime search warrants; clarify which foreign proceeds of crime orders can be registered in Australia; clarify the roles of judicial officers in domestic proceedings to produce documents or articles for a foreign country; and make minor and technical amendments; the
Extradition Act 1988
to ensure that magistrates and judges have powers to make orders necessary for the conduct of extradition proceedings; the
Foreign Evidence Act 1994
to: ensure foreign evidence can be appropriately certified; and extend the application of foreign evidence rules to proceedings in the external territories and the Jervis Bay territory; the
Crimes Act 1914
to ensure the offence of identifying a child witness or vulnerable adult complainant extends to identifying a child complainant; the
Crimes Legislation Amendment (Law Enforcement Integrity, Vulnerable Witness Protection and Other Measures) Act 2013
to clarify the application of supports and protections for victims and witnesses to future criminal proceedings, regardless of when the alleged conduct occurred; the
Crimes Act 1914
,
Criminal Code Act 1995
and
Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
to clarify the operation of human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like offences; the
War Crimes Act 1945
to streamline reporting arrangements; the
Australian Federal Police Act 1979
to: ensure that the Australian Federal Police’s alcohol and drug testing program and integrity framework apply to the entire workforce; ensure that the most up to date testing standards can be employed at the time a sample is provided; and clarify the processes for resignation in cases of serious misconduct or corruption; the
Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
to: enable travellers departing Australia to report cross-border movements of physical currency electronically; and enable the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission to access AUSTRAC information; the
Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
to clarify the use of the Australian Crime Commission’s prescribed alternative name; and the
AusCheck Act 2007
to enable AusCheck to conduct and coordinate background checks in relation to major national events.