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Administered by: Attorney-General's
Published Date 20 Mar 2013
Printed Publication Date 20 Mar 2013

 

 

COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY-GENERAL

 

Criminal Code Amendment (Cluster Munitions Prohibition) Act 2012

 

Entry into Force of Convention on Cluster Munitions

 

I, Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Attorney-General, hereby announce that in accordance with   section 2 of the Criminal Code Amendment (Cluster Munitions Prohibition) Act 2012, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force for Australia on 1 April 2013.

 

 

 

Dated                 19 February 2013                             

 

 

Mark Dreyfus QC MP

 

ATTORNEY-GENERAL

 

 

PURPOSE

The Criminal Code Amendment (Cluster Munitions Prohibition) Act 2012 received Royal Assent on 8 September 2012 and will commence on the day that the Convention on Cluster Munitions comes into force for Australia. Under section 2 of the Act, the Attorney-General must announce in the Gazette the date the Convention on Cluster Munitions comes into force for Australia.