Second Reading Speeches

Anti-Terrorism Laws Reform Bill 2009

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
LUDLAM, Sen Scott
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Criminal Code Act 1995
to: insert a new definition of 'terrorist act'; remove the offences of 'reckless possession of a thing', sedition, and associating with a terrorist organisation; amend the reference to 'fostering the doing of' a terrorist act in the definition of 'terrorist organisation'; provide for terrorist organisations to be prescribed in regulations; and amend the 'supporting' offence;
Crimes Act 1914
to: remove 'investigative dead time' from the calculation of dead time; and remove the presumption against bail for certain offences; and
Australian Security Information Organisation Act 1979
in relation to the questioning and detention of terrorism suspects. Also repeals the
National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004
.