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Crimes (Overseas) Act 1964

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Act No. 116 of 1964 as amended, taking into account amendments up to National Security Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2014
An Act relating to Offences committed by certain Persons outside Australia
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 08 Oct 2014
Start Date 03 Oct 2014
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Description: Commonwealth Coat of Arms

Crimes (Overseas) Act 1964

No. 116, 1964 as amended

Compilation start date:                     3 October 2014

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 108, 2014

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Crimes (Overseas) Act 1964 as in force on 3 October 2014. It includes any commenced amendment affecting the legislation to that date.

This compilation was prepared on 3 October 2014.

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of each amended provision.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not reflected in the text of the compiled law but the text of the amendments is included in the endnotes.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Modifications

If a provision of the compiled law is affected by a modification that is in force, details are included in the endnotes.

Provisions ceasing to have effect

If a provision of the compiled law has expired or otherwise ceased to have effect in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 1

3A......... When this Act applies to a person in relation to an act of the person in a foreign country        3

3B......... Declared agreement or arrangements................................................... 7

3C......... Declared foreign countries and declared parts of foreign countries..... 8

4............ Application of Australian criminal law to person to whom this Act applies             10

5............ Which offences are indictable............................................................ 11

6............ Arrest of offenders............................................................................ 11

7............ Trial of offenders.............................................................................. 11

8............ Evidence............................................................................................ 13

9............ Regulations....................................................................................... 14

Endnotes                                                                                                                                    15

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                            15

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                17

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                             18

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                           20

Endnote 5—Uncommenced amendments [none]                                          21

Endnote 6—Modifications [none]                                                                         21

Endnote 7—Misdescribed amendments [none]                                             21

Endnote 8—Miscellaneous [none]                                                                        21


An Act relating to Offences committed by certain Persons outside Australia

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Crimes (Overseas) Act 1964.

2  Commencement

                   This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3  Interpretation

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

act includes an omission.

AGO has the same meaning as in the Intelligence Services Act 2001.

ASD has the same meaning as in the Intelligence Services Act 2001.

ASIS has the same meaning as in the Intelligence Services Act 2001.

Australian means a person who:

                     (a)  is an Australian citizen; or

                     (b)  is not an Australian citizen but is permitted to travel to, enter and remain in Australia indefinitely under the Migration Act 1958.

Commonwealth officer has the same meaning as in the Crimes Act 1914‑1960.

criminal laws of the Jervis Bay Territory means laws in force in that Territory (including unwritten laws):

                     (a)  creating offences or imposing criminal liability for offences; or

                     (b)  dealing with capacity to incur criminal liability; or

                     (c)  providing a defence or for reduction of the degree of criminal liability; or

                     (d)  dealing with other subjects declared by regulation to be within the ambit of the criminal laws of the Jervis Bay Territory; or

                     (e)  providing for the interpretation of laws of the kinds mentioned above.

declared agreement or arrangement means a relevant agreement or arrangement that regulations made for the purposes of section 3B provide is a declared agreement or arrangement for the purposes of this Act.

declared foreign country means a foreign country that regulations made for the purposes of section 3C provide is a declared foreign country for the purposes of this Act.

declared part of a foreign country means a part of a foreign country that regulations made for the purposes of section 3C provide is a declared part of a foreign country for the purposes of this Act.

foreign country:

                     (a)  means any country other than Australia or an external Territory (whether or not an independent sovereign State); and

                     (b)  includes:

                              (i)  all the territory and maritime areas over which the country exercises sovereignty or sovereign rights; and

                             (ii)  the air space over those areas.

international organisation means an organisation:

                     (a)  of which Australia and a country or countries other than Australia are members; or

                     (b)  that is constituted by a person or persons representing Australia and a person or persons representing a country or countries other than Australia.

Minister for Foreign Affairs means the Minister administering the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1967.

relevant agreement or arrangement means an agreement or arrangement (whether formal or informal) between:

                     (a)  Australia and the United Nations or an organ of the United Nations; or

                     (b)  Australia and another country.

staff member of ASIS, AGO or ASD has the same meaning as in the Intelligence Services Act 2001.

Territory means an internal Territory.

3A  When this Act applies to a person in relation to an act of the person in a foreign country

Australians given diplomatic, consular or similar immunity

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), this Act applies to a person in relation to an act of the person in a foreign country if:

                     (a)  the person is an Australian at the time the act occurs (the relevant time); and

                     (b)  the person is, at the relevant time, not subject to criminal proceedings in the courts of the foreign country in respect of the act because of:

                              (i)  an immunity granted by the foreign country in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (a copy of the English text of which is set out in the Schedule to the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1967); or

                             (ii)  an immunity granted by the foreign country in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (a copy of the English text of which is set out in the Schedule to the Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1972); or

                            (iii)  an immunity granted by the foreign country because of the person’s relationship with an international organisation.

             (2)  This Act does not apply to the person in relation to the act at a particular time after the act occurs if:

                     (a)  the person:

                              (i)  is, at that time, subject to criminal proceedings in the courts of the foreign country in respect of the act; or

                             (ii)  will, at some future time, become subject to criminal proceedings in the courts of the foreign country in respect of the act because of the limited duration of the immunity granted to the person; and

                     (b)  the person would continue to be subject to criminal proceedings in the courts of the foreign country in respect of the act even if the person were to be prosecuted under the laws of the Commonwealth in relation to that act and acquitted or convicted.

In determining whether the person would continue to be subject to criminal proceedings in the courts of the foreign country in respect of the act, have regard not only to the laws in force in the foreign country but also to any agreement entered into, or undertaking given, by the foreign country.

Australians undertaking tasks etc. under relevant agreement or arrangement

             (3)  This Act also applies to a person in relation to an act of the person in a foreign country if:

                     (a)  the person is an Australian at the time the act occurs (the relevant time); and

                     (b)  the person is, at the relevant time, undertaking a task or project, or performing a function, in the foreign country under a relevant agreement or arrangement; and

                     (c)  under, or because of:

                              (i)  a relevant agreement or arrangement; or

                             (ii)  an agreement or arrangement (whether formal or informal) between the United Nations, or an organ of the United Nations, and the foreign country;

                            the person is, at the relevant time, not subject to criminal proceedings in the courts of the foreign country in respect of the act.

             (4)  This Act also applies to a person in relation to an act of the person in a foreign country if:

                     (a)  the person is an Australian at the time the act occurs (the relevant time); and

                     (b)  the person is, at the relevant time, undertaking a task or project, or performing a function, in the foreign country under a relevant agreement or arrangement; and

                     (c)  the relevant agreement or arrangement is, at the relevant time, a declared agreement or arrangement; and

                     (d)  if, at the relevant time, the regulations provide that the relevant agreement or arrangement is a declared agreement or arrangement only in relation to people who fall within a specified category—the person falls within that category at the relevant time.

Australians undertaking tasks etc. in declared foreign country etc.

             (5)  This Act also applies to a person in respect of an act of the person in a foreign country if:

                     (a)  the person is an Australian at the time the act occurs (the relevant time); and

                     (b)  the person is, at the relevant time, undertaking a task or project, or performing a function, in the foreign country:

                              (i)  on behalf of the Commonwealth; or

                             (ii)  pursuant to commitments or directions given by, or on terms determined by, the Commonwealth; and

                     (c)  the foreign country is, at the relevant time, a declared foreign country; and

                     (d)  if, at the relevant time, the regulations provide that the foreign country is a declared foreign country only in relation to people who fall within a specified category—the person falls within that category at the relevant time.

             (6)  This Act also applies to a person in respect of an act of the person in a part of a foreign country if:

                     (a)  the person is an Australian at the time the act occurs (the relevant time); and

                     (b)  the person is, at the relevant time, undertaking a task or project, or performing a function, in that part of the foreign country:

                              (i)  on behalf of the Commonwealth; or

                             (ii)  pursuant to commitments or directions given by, or on terms determined by, the Commonwealth; and

                     (c)  that part of the foreign country is, at the relevant time, a declared part of a foreign country; and

                     (d)  if, at the relevant time, the regulations provide that that part of the foreign country is a declared part of a foreign country only in relation to people who fall within a specified category—the person falls within that category at the relevant time.

Acts done while undertaking tasks etc.

             (7)  Subsections (8) and (9) apply if a person undertakes a task or project, or performs a function, in a foreign country (or a part of a foreign country) from time to time during a particular period (the relevant period).

             (8)  The person is taken, for the purposes of subsections (3) to (6), to be undertaking the task or project, or performing the function, at all times during the relevant period.

Note:          This means that this Act may apply to the person in relation to an act that occurs during the relevant period even if the act does not occur in the course of undertaking the task or project or performing the function.

Example:    If an Australian is sent to the foreign country to undertake a particular project during a period, this Act applies not only to acts done while the Australian is actively engaged in carrying out the project but also to acts done during that period while the Australian is “off duty”.

             (9)  If the person is sent to the foreign country (or that part of the foreign country) to undertake the task or project, or to perform the function, the person is taken, for the purposes of subsections (3) to (6), to be undertaking the task or project, or performing the function, at all times:

                     (a)  during the period that:

                              (i)  starts when the person arrives in the foreign country (or that part of the foreign country); and

                             (ii)  ends when the relevant period starts; and

                     (b)  during the period that:

                              (i)  starts when the relevant period ends; and

                             (ii)  ends when the person leaves the foreign country (or that part of the foreign country).

Defence Force members and ASIS, AGO and ASD staff not covered

           (10)  Despite subsections (1) to (6), this Act does not apply to a person in respect of an act of the person if:

                     (a)  the person is a member of the Defence Force at the time the act occurs; or

                     (b)  the person is a staff member of ASIS, AGO or ASD at the time the act occurs and the act is done in the proper performance of a function of ASIS, AGO or ASD.

Note:          Section 14 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001:

(a)    authorises the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security to give a certificate certifying any fact relevant to the question whether an act was done in the proper performance of a function of ASIS, AGO or ASD; and

(b)    provides for such a certificate to be prima facie evidence of the facts certified in any proceedings.

3B  Declared agreement or arrangements

             (1)  The regulations may:

                     (a)  provide that a relevant agreement or arrangement is a declared agreement or arrangement for the purposes of this Act; or

                     (b)  provide that a relevant agreement or arrangement is a declared agreement or arrangement for the purposes of this Act but only in relation to a specified category of persons.

             (2)  Without limiting paragraph (1)(b), the regulations may provide that the relevant agreement or arrangement is a declared agreement or arrangement for the purposes of this Act only in relation to persons who undertake specified tasks or projects, or perform specified functions, under the agreement or arrangement.

             (3)  Before the Governor‑General makes regulations for the purposes of subsection (1), the Minister, after consulting the Minister for Foreign Affairs, must be satisfied that it is appropriate to do so having regard to:

                     (a)  whether this Act would apply to Australians in relation to activities engaged in under the relevant agreement or arrangement even if the regulations were not made; and

                     (b)  the nature of the activities to be engaged in by Australians under the relevant agreement or arrangement; and

                     (c)  the period during which those activities are to be engaged in; and

                     (d)  the number of Australians likely to be engaging in those activities; and

                     (e)  the circumstances in which Australians engaging in activities under the relevant agreement or arrangement are subject to, or immune from, the criminal laws in force in the foreign country concerned; and

                      (f)  any other relevant matter.

3C  Declared foreign countries and declared parts of foreign countries

             (1)  The regulations may:

                     (a)  provide that a foreign country (or a part of a foreign country) is a declared foreign country (or a declared part of a foreign country) for the purposes of this Act; or

                     (b)  provide that a foreign country (or a part of a foreign country) is a declared foreign country (or a declared part of a foreign country) for the purposes of this Act but only in relation to a specified category of persons.

             (2)  Without limiting paragraph (1)(b), the regulations may provide that the foreign country (or the part of the foreign country) is a declared foreign country (or a declared part of a foreign country) for the purposes of this Act only in relation to persons who undertake specified tasks or projects, or perform specified functions, in the foreign country (or that part of the foreign country).

             (3)  The regulations must specify:

                     (a)  the day on which the foreign country (or the part of the foreign country) is to start being a declared foreign country (or a declared part of a foreign country) for the purposes of this Act; and

                     (b)  the day on which the foreign country (or the part of the foreign country) is to cease being a declared foreign country (or a declared part of a foreign country) for the purposes of this Act.

             (4)  Before the Governor‑General makes regulations for the purposes of subsection (1), the Minister, after consulting the Minister for Foreign Affairs, must be satisfied that it is appropriate to do so having regard to:

                     (a)  whether this Act would apply to Australians in relation to acts in the foreign country (or the part of the foreign country) even if the regulations were not made; and

                     (b)  the nature of the activities to be engaged in by Australians in the foreign country (or that part of the foreign country); and

                     (c)  the period during which those activities are to be engaged in; and

                     (d)  the number of Australians likely to be engaging in those activities; and

                     (e)  the circumstances in which Australians engaging in activities in the foreign country (or that part of the foreign country) are subject to, or immune from, the criminal laws in force in the foreign country; and

                      (f)  any other relevant matter.

             (5)  Regulations made for the purposes of subsection (1) within 3 months after the day on which the Crimes (Overseas) Amendment Act 2003 receives the Royal Assent may provide that a foreign country (or a part of a foreign country) is taken to have been a declared foreign country (or a declared part of a foreign country) on and from 1 July 2003.

4  Application of Australian criminal law to person to whom this Act applies

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  this Act applies to a person in relation to an act of the person in a foreign country; and

                     (b)  the act would, if it had occurred in the Jervis Bay Territory, have contravened the criminal laws of the Jervis Bay Territory as in force at the time the act occurred;

the criminal laws of the Jervis Bay Territory, as in force at the time the act occurred, are taken to have applied, at the time the act occurred, to the person in relation to the act and to so apply as laws of the Commonwealth.

             (2)  Proceedings for an offence against the laws applied under subsection (1) must not be commenced without the Minister’s written consent.

             (3)  Before giving a consent under subsection (2), the Minister must consult with the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

             (4)  However, a person may be arrested for, charged with, or remanded in custody or released on bail in connection with an offence against the laws applied under subsection (1) before the necessary consent has been given.

             (5)  If:

                     (a)  a person is a person to whom this Act applies in relation to an act at the time when the person is convicted of an offence against a law applied under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the person subsequently ceases to be a person to whom this Act applies in relation to the act because of subsection 3A(2);

the person’s ceasing to be a person to whom this Act applies in relation to the act does not affect the validity of the conviction or any sentence imposed in relation to the conviction.

5  Which offences are indictable

                   The question whether an offence against the laws applied under subsection 4(1) is to be, or may be, prosecuted or dealt with on indictment or summarily shall be determined in accordance with the law that would be applicable in relation to a prosecution under the laws in force in the Jervis Bay Territory if the act alleged to constitute the offence had occurred in the Jervis Bay Territory.

6  Arrest of offenders

             (1)  A Commonwealth officer may, with such assistance as is necessary, arrest without warrant, outside Australia, a person to whom this Act applies in relation to an act if the officer has reasonable grounds for suspecting that the person has committed, is committing, has attempted to commit or is attempting to commit an offence against the laws applied under subsection 4(1).

             (2)  The Commonwealth officer, or a person authorized by him or her, may hold the person so arrested in custody until he or she can be brought before a Justice of the Peace or other proper authority in Australia to be dealt with in accordance with law.

             (3)  This section does not authorize the holding of a person in custody for a longer time than is reasonably necessary in the circumstances to enable him or her to be taken to Australia and there brought before a Justice of the Peace or other proper authority.

7  Trial of offenders

             (1)  Subject to the succeeding provisions of this section, jurisdiction is conferred on the several courts of the States and Territories with respect to offences against the laws applied under subsection 4(1).

             (2)  The jurisdiction conferred on courts by the last preceding subsection is conferred within the limits (other than limits having effect by reference to the places at which offences are committed) of their several jurisdictions, but, in the case of a court of a State, subject to the conditions and restrictions specified in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of subsection (2) of section thirty‑nine of the Judiciary Act 1903‑1960.

             (3)  The jurisdiction conferred on a court of summary jurisdiction by this section shall not be judicially exercised except by a Chief, Police, Stipendiary, Resident or Special Magistrate.

             (4)  The trial on indictment of an offence against the laws applied under subsection 4(1) may be held:

                     (a)  in any State; or

                     (b)  in any Territory in which a court having jurisdiction to try the offence may sit.

             (5)  Subject to this Act, the laws of a State or Territory with respect to the arrest and custody of offenders or persons charged with offences and the procedure for:

                     (a)  their summary conviction;

                     (b)  their examination and commitment for trial on indictment;

                     (c)  their trial and conviction on indictment; and

                     (d)  the hearing and determination of appeals arising out of any such trial or conviction or out of any proceedings connected therewith;

and for holding accused persons to bail apply, so far as they are applicable, to a person who is charged in that State or Territory with an offence against the laws applied under subsection 4(1).

             (6)  Where a person is convicted of an offence against the laws applied under subsection 4(1) and the laws of the State or Territory in which he or she is convicted make no provision, or insufficient provision, for carrying out the penalty imposed in respect of the offence, the penalty shall be enforced or carried into effect as the Governor‑General directs.

             (7)  Except as provided by this Act, the Judiciary Act 1903‑1960 applies in relation to offences against the laws applied under subsection 4(1).

8  Evidence

             (1)  The Minister may, in writing, authorise:

                     (a)  the Secretary of the Department; or

                     (b)  an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Department;

to issue certificates under this section.

             (2)  A person authorised to issue certificates under this section may certify:

                     (a)  that a person specified in the certificate was, on a date that is before 1 July 2003 and that is specified in the certificate, a person to whom this Act (as in force on that date) applied; and

                     (b)  that, on that date, that person was a person who, under arrangements referred to in paragraph 4(b) of this Act (as in force on that date), was not to be subject to proceedings in the courts of a country specified in the certificate in respect of acts or omissions taking place in that country.

             (3)  A person authorised to issue certificates under this section may certify as to any matter that is relevant to determining whether a person specified in the certificate was, on a date that is on or after 1 July 2003 and that is specified in the certificate, a person to whom this Act (as in force on that date) applied in relation to an act.

             (4)  A certificate under subsection (2) or (3) is admissible as prima facie evidence of the matter stated in the certificate.

             (5)  For the purposes of this section, a document purporting to be a certificate under subsection (2) or (3) is, unless the contrary is proved, taken to be such a certificate and to have been duly given.

             (6)  A certificate under subsection (2) or (3) must not be admitted in evidence in proceedings for an offence against this Act, or against the laws applied under subsection 4(1), unless:

                     (a)  the person charged with the offence; or

                     (b)  a barrister or solicitor who has appeared for the person in those proceedings;

has, at least 14 days before the certificate is sought to be so admitted, been given a copy of the certificate together with reasonable evidence of the intention to produce the certificate as evidence in the proceedings.

             (7)  Subject to subsection (8), if a certificate under subsection (2) or (3) is admitted in evidence in proceedings for an offence against this Act, or against the laws applied under subsection 4(1), the person charged with the offence may require the person who issued the certificate (the certificate issuer) to be called as a witness for the prosecution and cross‑examined as if the certificate issuer had given evidence of the matters stated in the certificate.

             (8)  Subsection (7) does not entitle the person charged to require the person who issued the certificate (the certificate issuer) to be called as a witness for the prosecution unless:

                     (a)  the prosecutor has been given at least 4 days notice of the person’s intention to require the certificate issuer to be so called; or

                     (b)  the Court, by order, allows the person charged to require the certificate issuer to be so called.

             (9)  Any evidence given in support, or in rebuttal, of a matter stated in a certificate under subsection (2) or (3) must be considered on its merits and the credibility and probative value of such evidence must be neither increased nor diminished by reason of this section.

9  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide details of the history of this legislation and its provisions. The following endnotes are included in each compilation:

 

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Endnote 5—Uncommenced amendments

Endnote 6—Modifications

Endnote 7—Misdescribed amendments

Endnote 8—Miscellaneous

 

If there is no information under a particular endnote, the word “none” will appear in square brackets after the endnote heading.

 

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key in this endnote sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

 

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

 

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended the compiled law. The information includes commencement information for amending laws and details of application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

 

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision level. It also includes information about any provisions that have expired or otherwise ceased to have effect in accordance with a provision of the compiled law.

 

Uncommenced amendments—Endnote 5

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not reflected in the text of the compiled law but the text of the amendments is included in endnote 5.

 

Modifications—Endnote 6

If the compiled law is affected by a modification that is in force, details of the modification are included in endnote 6.

 

Misdescribed amendments—Endnote 7

An amendment is a misdescribed amendment if the effect of the amendment cannot be incorporated into the text of the compilation. Any misdescribed amendment is included in endnote 7.

 

Miscellaneous—Endnote 8

Endnote 8 includes any additional information that may be helpful for a reader of the compilation.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

pres = present

am = amended

prev = previous

c = clause(s)

(prev) = previously

Ch = Chapter(s)

Pt = Part(s)

def = definition(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

Dict = Dictionary

Reg = Regulation/Regulations

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

reloc = relocated

Div = Division(s)

renum = renumbered

exp = expired or ceased to have effect

rep = repealed

hdg = heading(s)

rs = repealed and substituted

LI = Legislative Instrument

s = section(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

mod = modified/modification

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

No = Number(s)

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

o = order(s)

SR = Statutory Rules

Ord = Ordinance

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

orig = original

SubPt = Subpart(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

/sub‑subparagraph(s)

 

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Act

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Crimes (Overseas) Act 1964

116, 1964

23 Nov 1964

23 Nov 1964

 

Statute Law Revision Act 1973

216, 1973

19 Dec 1973

31 Dec 1973

ss. 9(1) and 10

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1985

65, 1985

5 June 1985

s. 3: 3 July 1985 (a)

Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 1991

28, 1991

4 Mar 1991

s. 74(1): Royal Assent (b)

Crimes and Other Legislation Amendment Act 1994

182, 1994

19 Dec 1994

s. 31: 16 Jan 1994 (c)

Crimes (Overseas) Amendment Act 2003

102, 2003

15 Oct 2003

Schedule 1: 1 July 2003
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch. 1 (items 25, 26)

Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Act 2005

128, 2005

4 Nov 2005

Schedules 1–8: 2 Dec 2005
Remainder: Royal Assent

Statute Law Revision Act 2008

73, 2008

3 July 2008

Schedule 4 (items 239–242): 4 July 2008

National Security Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2014

108, 2014

2 Oct 2014

Sch 7 (items 88–94, 144, 145): 3 Oct 2014 (s 2(1) items 3, 5)

Sch 7 (items 144, 145)

 

(a)             The Crimes (Overseas) Act 1964 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1985, subsection 2(1) of which provides as follows:

                   (1)  Subject to this section, this Act shall come into operation on the twenty‑eighth day after the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

(b)             The Crimes (Overseas) Act 1964 was amended by section 74(1) only of the Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 1991, subsection 2(1) of which provides as follows:

                   (1)  Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

(c)              The Crimes (Overseas) Act 1964 was amended by section 31 only of the Crimes and Other Legislation Amendment Act 1994, subsection 2(4) of which provides as follows:

                   (4)  The amendments made by this Act to the Australian Federal Police Act 1979, the Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991 (other than the amendment made to Schedule 5 to that Act), the Crimes (Hostages) Act 1989, the Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons) Act 1976, the Crimes (Overseas) Act 1964, the Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989, the Crimes (Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act 1990, the Customs Act 1901, the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983, the Extradition Act 1988, the Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 and to sections 23 and 59 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 1987 commence on the 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

s. 3......................................

am. No. 216, 1973; No. 65, 1985; No. 102, 2003; No. 128, 2005; No 108, 2014

Subhead. to s. 3A(10) ........

am. No. 128, 2005

 

rs No 108, 2014

s. 3A...................................

ad. No. 102, 2003

 

am. No. 128, 2005; No 108, 2014

Note to s. 3A(10) ...............

am. No. 128, 2005; No 108, 2014

ss. 3B, 3C...........................

ad. No. 102, 2003

s. 4......................................

am. No. 28, 1991; No. 182, 1994

 

rs. No. 102, 2003

s. 5......................................

am. No. 28, 1991; No. 102, 2003

ss. 6, 7................................

am. No. 102, 2003; No. 73, 2008

s. 8......................................

rs. No. 102, 2003

s. 9......................................

ad. No. 102, 2003

 

Endnote 5—Uncommenced amendments [none]

Endnote 6—Modifications [none]

Endnote 7—Misdescribed amendments [none]

Endnote 8—Miscellaneous [none]