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Registered 23 Nov 2016
Introduced HR 23 Nov 2016
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2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Bill 2016

 

No.      , 2016

 

(Justice)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to the criminal law, law enforcement and background checking, and for other purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Assistance to international courts and tribunals                    4

Part 1—Lawfully obtained material                                                                      4

International Criminal Court Act 2002                                                                  4

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995                                                      5

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                                 6

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                   7

Part 2—Producing documents or other articles                                             10

International Criminal Court Act 2002                                                                10

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995                                                    10

Part 3—Covert access to stored communications                                         12

International Criminal Court Act 2002                                                                12

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995                                                    13

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                 14

Part 4—Historical telecommunications data                                                   23

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                 23

Part 5—Prospective telecommunications data                                               26

International Criminal Court Act 2002                                                                26

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995                                                    27

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                 28

Part 6—Use of surveillance devices                                                                    31

International Criminal Court Act 2002                                                                31

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995                                                    32

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                               33

Part 7—Forensic procedures                                                                                    38

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                         38

International Criminal Court Act 2002                                                                47

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995                                                    49

Part 8—Proceeds of crime                                                                                        52

Division 1—Amendments relating to the ICC                                                      52

International Criminal Court Act 2002                                                                52

Division 2—Amendments relating to Tribunals                                                   65

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995                                                    65

Part 9—Obligations of carriage service providers etc. to provide assistance, and recovery of costs for providing assistance                                                                                   82

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                82

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to mutual assistance in criminal matters       83

Part 1—Search warrants                                                                                            83

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                               83

Part 2—Production of documents or other articles                                      90

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                               90

Part 3—Other amendments                                                                                      91

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                               91

Schedule 3—Amendment of the Extradition Act 1988                                 94

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                                94

Schedule 4—Amendments relating to foreign evidence                               96

Foreign Evidence Act 1994                                                                                     96

Schedule 5—Protecting vulnerable persons                                                         98

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                         98

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Law Enforcement Integrity, Vulnerable Witness Protection and Other Measures) Act 2013                                                                                                                             98

Schedule 6—Slavery‑like offences and relevant evidence                         100

Part 1—Slavery‑like offences                                                                               100

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                       100

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                        100

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                               103

Part 2—Relevant evidence                                                                                     104

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                        104

Part 3—Application and transitional provisions                                          107

Schedule 7—Amendment of the War Crimes Act 1945                             108

War Crimes Act 1945                                                                                              108

Schedule 8—Amendment of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 110

Part 1—Drug testing                                                                                                  110

Australian Federal Police Act 1979                                                                    110

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                    113

Australian Federal Police Act 1979                                                                    113

Schedule 9—Amendment of the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006                                                                                                                          114

Part 1—Reports about physical currency                                                        114

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006         114

Part 2—The Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission  115

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006         115

Schedule 10—Amendment of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002          116

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                             116

Schedule 11—Amendment of the AusCheck Act 2007                               118

AusCheck Act 2007                                                                                                 118

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to the criminal law, law enforcement and background checking, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Act 2016.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 2, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 4

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

8.  Schedules 5 to 7

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

9. Schedule 8, Part 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

10.  Schedule 8, Part 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

11.  Schedules 9 to 11

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Assistance to international courts and tribunals

Part 1Lawfully obtained material

International Criminal Court Act 2002

1  Section 4

Insert:

interception warrant information has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.

law enforcement agency has the same meaning as in the Surveillance Devices Act 2004.

law enforcement officer has the same meaning as in the Surveillance Devices Act 2004.

lawfully intercepted information has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.

lawfully obtained in Australia has a meaning affected by subsection 69A(3).

2  After Division 5 of Part 4

Insert:

Division 5AProviding law enforcement agency material

69A  Authorising provision of material obtained by law enforcement agencies

             (1)  The Attorney‑General may authorise, in writing, the provision of material to the ICC if:

                     (a)  the ICC has requested the material; and

                     (b)  the Attorney‑General is satisfied that:

                              (i)  the request relates to an investigation being conducted by the Prosecutor or a proceeding before the ICC; and

                             (ii)  if the material is or includes lawfully intercepted information or interception warrant information—the investigation is into, or the proceeding relates to, an offence punishable by a maximum penalty of imprisonment for 7 years or more, or imprisonment for life; and

                            (iii)  the material was lawfully obtained in Australia by, and is lawfully in the possession of, a law enforcement agency.

             (2)  The authorisation may:

                     (a)  specify the uses to which the material can be put by the ICC; and

                     (b)  include a direction to a law enforcement officer of the law enforcement agency about how the material is to be provided to the ICC.

             (3)  Material lawfully obtained in Australia includes:

                     (a)  material obtained from individuals or entities by consent; and

                     (b)  material obtained by warrant, or the exercise of a coercive power by a court, in Australia for the purposes of a domestic investigation or prosecution.

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995

3  Section 4

Insert:

law enforcement agency has the same meaning as in the Surveillance Devices Act 2004.

law enforcement officer has the same meaning as in the Surveillance Devices Act 2004.

lawfully obtained in Australia has a meaning affected by subsection 25A(3).

4  Before Division 1 of Part 4

Insert:

Division 1AAProviding law enforcement agency material

25A  Authorising provision of material obtained by law enforcement agencies

             (1)  The Attorney‑General may authorise, in writing, the provision of material to a Tribunal if:

                     (a)  the Tribunal has requested the material; and

                     (b)  the Attorney‑General is satisfied that:

                              (i)  the request relates to a proceeding before, or an investigation conducted by, the Tribunal; and

                             (ii)  the material was lawfully obtained in Australia by, and is lawfully in the possession of, a law enforcement agency.

             (2)  The authorisation may:

                     (a)  specify the uses to which the material can be put by the Tribunal; and

                     (b)  include a direction to a law enforcement officer of the law enforcement agency about how the material is to be provided to the Tribunal.

             (3)  Material lawfully obtained in Australia includes:

                     (a)  material obtained from individuals or entities by consent; and

                     (b)  material obtained by warrant, or the exercise of a coercive power by a court, in Australia for the purposes of a domestic investigation or prosecution.

Surveillance Devices Act 2004

5  Subsection 6(1)

Insert:

International Criminal Court has the same meaning as ICC in the International Criminal Court Act 2002.

War Crimes Tribunal has the same meaning as Tribunal in the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995.

6  At the end of subsection 45(4)

Add:

                     (h)  the communication of information for the purpose of providing it to the International Criminal Court, if this has been authorised under section 69A of the International Criminal Court Act 2002; or

                      (i)  the communication of information for the purpose of providing it to a War Crimes Tribunal, if this has been authorised under section 25A of the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995.

Note:       These paragraphs will be added after those substituted for paragraph 45(4)(f) of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 (see Part 6 of this Schedule).

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

7  Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

International Criminal Court has the same meaning as ICC in the International Criminal Court Act 2002.

War Crimes Tribunal has the same meaning as Tribunal in the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995.

8  After paragraph 68(l)

Insert:

                    (la)  if the Attorney‑General has authorised the provision of the information to the International Criminal Court under section 69A of the International Criminal Court Act 2002—to:

                              (i)  that Court; or

                             (ii)  the Secretary of the Department for the purpose of providing the information to that Court; and

                    (lb)  if the Attorney‑General has authorised the provision of the information to a War Crimes Tribunal under section 25A of the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995—to:

                              (i)  that Tribunal; or

                             (ii)  the Secretary of the Department for the purpose of providing the information to that Tribunal; and

9  Section 68A

Repeal the section, substitute:

68A  Communicating information obtained by the Secretary

             (1)  This section applies to information communicated to the Secretary of the Department as described in an item of the following table:

 

Information to which this section applies

Item

Information communicated under this provision:

For the purpose of providing it to this entity:

1

paragraph 68(l)

the foreign country concerned

2

paragraph 68(la)

the International Criminal Court

3

paragraph 68(lb)

the War Crimes Tribunal concerned

             (2)  Each of the following:

                     (a)  the Secretary of the Department;

                     (b)  a person authorised by the Secretary;

                     (c)  a person or other entity to whom the information has been communicated under this subsection;

may communicate the information to another person or entity for purposes connected with providing the information to the entity mentioned in that table item.

10  Section 102B

Repeal the section, substitute:

102B  Report regarding international requests

                   The report must set out the number of occasions on which lawfully intercepted information or interception warrant information was communicated to any of the following:

                     (a)  a foreign country under paragraph 68(l) or section 68A;

                     (b)  the International Criminal Court under paragraph 68(la) or section 68A;

                     (c)  a War Crimes Tribunal under paragraph 68(lb) or section 68A.

11  Application and transitional provisions

(1)       The amendments made by this Part apply in relation to a request made to the Attorney‑General by the ICC, a Tribunal or a foreign country:

                     (a)  on or after the commencement of this item; or

                     (b)  before the commencement of this item, if, immediately before that commencement, the Attorney‑General had yet to make a decision on the request.

(2)       The amendments so apply:

                     (a)  whether the material requested was lawfully obtained in Australia before, on or after that commencement; and

                     (b)  whether conduct, a crime or an offence to which the request relates occurred before, on or after that commencement.

(3)       An authorisation that:

                     (a)  was made, before the commencement of this item, under subsection 68A(1) of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 as in force before that commencement; and

                     (b)  was in force immediately before that commencement;

continues in force (and may be dealt with) after that commencement as if it had been made under subsection 68A(2) of that Act as amended by this Part.

Part 2Producing documents or other articles

International Criminal Court Act 2002

12  Subsection 66(2)

Omit “the magistrate must”, substitute “a magistrate must”.

13  Subsection 66(2)

Omit “to the magistrate”, substitute “to that magistrate”.

14  Subsection 66(3)

Omit “the magistrate may”, substitute “a magistrate may”.

15  Subsection 66(3)

Omit “the magistrate to”, substitute “that magistrate to”.

16  Application of amendments

            The amendments of the International Criminal Court Act 2002 made by this Part apply in relation to the following:

                     (a)  a requirement to produce documents or other articles that is made on or after the commencement of this item;

                     (b)  a requirement to produce documents or other articles that is made before the commencement of this item if:

                              (i)  the documents or other articles had not been produced immediately before the commencement of this item; or

                             (ii)  the documents or other articles were produced before the commencement of this item but, immediately before that commencement, the documents (or copies of the documents) or other articles had not been sent to the Attorney‑General as required by subsection 66(2) or (3) of that Act.

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995

17  Subsection 28(2)

Omit “the magistrate must”, substitute “a magistrate must”.

18  Subsection 28(2)

Omit “to the magistrate”, substitute “to that magistrate”.

19  Subsection 28(3)

Omit “the magistrate may”, substitute “a magistrate may”.

20  Subsection 28(3)

Omit “the magistrate to”, substitute “that magistrate to”.

21  Application of amendments

            The amendments of the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995 made by this Part apply in relation to the following:

                     (a)  a requirement to produce documents or other articles that is made on or after the commencement of this item;

                     (b)  a requirement to produce documents or other articles that is made before the commencement of this item if:

                              (i)  the documents or other articles had not been produced immediately before the commencement of this item; or

                             (ii)  the documents or other articles were produced before the commencement of this item but, immediately before that commencement, the documents (or copies of the documents) or other articles had not been sent to the Attorney‑General as required by subsection 28(2) or (3) of that Act.

Part 3Covert access to stored communications

International Criminal Court Act 2002

22  Section 4

Insert:

carrier has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (other than Part 5‑4 or 5‑4A of that Act).

23  Section 4 (paragraph (b) of the definition of police officer)

Omit “police force of a State or Territory”, substitute “police force or police service of a State”.

24  Section 4

Insert:

stored communication has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.

25  After Division 11 of Part 4

Insert:

Division 11AStored communications

78A  Authorising application for a stored communications warrant

                   The Attorney‑General may authorise, in writing, the Australian Federal Police, or the police force or police service of a State, to apply for a stored communications warrant under section 110 of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 if:

                     (a)  the Attorney‑General is satisfied that:

                              (i)  an investigation is being conducted by the Prosecutor or a proceeding is before the ICC; and

                             (ii)  there are reasonable grounds to believe that stored communications relevant to the investigation or proceeding are held by a carrier; and

                     (b)  the ICC has requested the Attorney‑General to arrange for access to the stored communications.

Note:          Information obtained under the warrant may only be communicated to the ICC on certain conditions: see subsection 142A(1) of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995

26  Section 4

Insert:

carrier has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (other than Part 5‑4 or 5‑4A of that Act).

27  Section 4 (paragraph (b) of the definition of police officer)

Omit “police force of a State or Territory”, substitute “police force or police service of a State”.

28  Section 4

Insert:

stored communication has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.

29  After Division 2 of Part 4

Insert:

Division 2AStored communications

34A  Authorising application for a stored communications warrant

                   The Attorney‑General may authorise, in writing, the Australian Federal Police or the police force or police service of a State to apply for a stored communications warrant under section 110 of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 if:

                     (a)  the Attorney‑General is satisfied that:

                              (i)  a proceeding is before, or an investigation is being conducted by, a Tribunal; and

                             (ii)  there are reasonable grounds to believe that stored communications relevant to the proceeding or investigation are held by a carrier; and

                     (b)  the Tribunal has requested the Attorney‑General to arrange for access to the stored communications.

Note:          Information obtained under the warrant may only be communicated to the Tribunal on certain conditions: see subsection 142A(1) of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

30  Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

access request has the meaning given by subsection 107P(1).

crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC has the same meaning as in the International Criminal Court Act 2002.

international assistance application means an application for a stored communications warrant made as a result of:

                     (a)  an authorisation under section 15B of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987; or

                     (b)  an authorisation under section 78A of the International Criminal Court Act 2002; or

                     (c)  an authorisation under section 34A of the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995.

international offence has the meaning given by subsection 162(3).

31  Subsection 5(1) (definition of mutual assistance application)

Repeal the definition.

32  Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

serious foreign contravention means:

                     (a)  a contravention of a law of a foreign country that is punishable by a maximum penalty of:

                              (i)  imprisonment for 3 years or more, imprisonment for life or the death penalty; or

                             (ii)  a fine of an amount that is at least equivalent to 900 penalty units; or

                     (b)  a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC; or

                     (c)  a War Crimes Tribunal offence.

War Crimes Tribunal offence has the same meaning as Tribunal offence in the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995.

33  Section 5EA

Repeal the section.

34  Section 107G

After “contravention of certain foreign laws”, insert “or to certain international offences”.

35  Section 107G

After “foreign country”, insert “, the International Criminal Court or a War Crimes Tribunal”.

36  Section 107P

Repeal the section, substitute:

107P  Condition for giving a foreign preservation notice

             (1)  An entity mentioned in the following table may request the Australian Federal Police to arrange for the preservation of stored communications that:

                     (a)  relate to a specified person or specified telecommunications service; and

                     (b)  are held by a carrier; and

                     (c)  are relevant to an investigation, investigative proceeding, or proceeding relating to a serious foreign contravention;

if the entity intends to make a request (an access request) under a provision mentioned in the table to the Attorney‑General to arrange for access to those stored communications.

 

Requesting access to stored communications

Item

This entity:

May make an access request under:

1

a foreign country

paragraph 15B(d) of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987

2

the International Criminal Court

paragraph 78A(b) of the International Criminal Court Act 2002

3

a War Crimes Tribunal

paragraph 34A(b) of the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995

             (2)  The request by the entity to the Australian Federal Police must:

                     (a)  be in writing; and

                     (b)  name the entity or the entity’s authority concerned with the serious foreign contravention; and

                     (c)  specify the serious foreign contravention that is the subject of the investigation, investigative proceeding or proceeding; and

                     (d)  specify information identifying the stored communications to be preserved and the relationship between those communications and the serious foreign contravention; and

                     (e)  specify any information the entity has that identifies the carrier that holds the stored communications; and

                      (f)  if the stored communications relate to a specified person—specify any information the entity has that identifies the telecommunications service to which the stored communications relate; and

                     (g)  specify the reasons why the stored communications need to be preserved; and

                     (h)  specify that the entity intends to make an access request for the stored communications.

37  Subparagraph 107Q(b)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                             (ii)  if a stored communications warrant authorising access to the stored communications covered by the notice is issued as a result of the access request—when the warrant ceases to be in force.

38  Paragraph 107R(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  an entity requests under section 107P the Australian Federal Police to arrange for the preservation of stored communications that are held by a carrier; and

39  Paragraph 107R(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  during the period of 180 days starting on the day the carrier was given the notice, the entity did not make an access request to the Attorney‑General to arrange for access to those communications;

40  Paragraph 107R(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  an entity requests under section 107P the Australian Federal Police to arrange for the preservation of stored communications that are held by a carrier; and

41  Paragraph 107R(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  the entity makes an access request to the Attorney‑General to arrange for access to those communications; and

42  Paragraph 107R(2)(d)

Omit “request”, substitute “access request”.

43  Paragraph 107R(3)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  an entity requests under section 107P the Australian Federal Police to arrange for the preservation of stored communications that are held by a carrier; and

44  Paragraph 107R(3)(c)

Omit “foreign country”, substitute “entity”.

45  Paragraph 116(1)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  information that would be likely to be obtained by accessing those stored communications under a stored communications warrant would be likely to assist in connection with:

                              (i)  unless subparagraph (ii) applies—the investigation by the agency of a serious contravention in which the person is involved (including as a victim of the serious contravention); or

                             (ii)  for an international assistance application—the investigation, investigative proceeding, or proceeding by the entity to which the application relates, of a serious foreign contravention to which the application relates and in which the person is involved (including as a victim of the serious foreign contravention); and

46  Subsection 116(2)

Omit “In the case of an application other than a mutual assistance application”, substitute “For an application other than an international assistance application”.

47  Subsection 116(2A)

Omit “In the case of a mutual assistance application”, substitute “For an international assistance application”.

48  Paragraph 116(2A)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  how much the information referred to in subparagraph (1)(d)(ii) would be likely to assist in connection with the investigation, investigative proceeding, or proceeding, to the extent that this is possible to determine from information obtained from the entity to which the application relates.

49  Subsection 139(2)

Omit “a mutual assistance application”, substitute “an international assistance application”.

50  Paragraph 139(2)(e)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (e)  an authorisation under any of the following provisions in respect of the information:

                              (i)  subsection 13A(1) of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987;

                             (ii)  section 69A of the International Criminal Court Act 2002;

                            (iii)  section 25A of the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995.

51  Subsection 139(4A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

          (4A)  In the case of information obtained by the agency through the execution of a warrant issued as a result of an international assistance application, the purposes are purposes connected with:

                     (a)  providing the information to the entity to which the application relates, or to an appropriate authority of that entity; or

                     (b)  the keeping of records by the agency under Part 3‑5.

52  Section 142A

Repeal the section, substitute:

142A  Communicating information obtained as a result of an international assistance application

             (1)  If information is obtained through the execution of a warrant issued as a result of an international assistance application, a person may only communicate the information to the entity to which the application relates on the following conditions:

                     (a)  that the information will only be used for the purposes for which the entity requested the information;

                     (b)  that any document or other thing containing the information will be destroyed when it is no longer required for those purposes;

                     (c)  any other condition determined, in writing, by the Attorney‑General.

             (2)  Subsection (1) has effect despite subsection 139(4A) and section 142.

             (3)  A determination under paragraph (1)(c) is not a legislative instrument.

53  Paragraph 151(1)(g)

Omit “mutual assistance, being a request to which a mutual assistance application”, substitute “international assistance, being a request to which an international assistance application”.

54  Paragraph 162(1)(c)

Omit “mutual assistance applications”, substitute “international assistance applications”.

55  Paragraph 162(1)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  for each international offence for the agency—the offence (if any), under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, that is of the same, or a substantially similar, nature to the international offence.

56  Paragraph 162(2)(ba)

Omit “mutual assistance applications”, substitute “international assistance applications”.

57  Paragraph 162(2)(e)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (e)  for each international offence for each enforcement agency—the offence (if any), under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, that is of the same, or a substantially similar, nature to the international offence.

58  At the end of section 162

Add:

             (3)  An international offence, for an enforcement agency, is:

                     (a)  an offence against a law of a foreign country; or

                     (b)  a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC; or

                     (c)  a War Crimes Tribunal offence;

in respect of which a stored communications warrant was issued as a result of an international assistance application made by the agency during the year.

59  Section 163A

Repeal the section, substitute:

163A  Report regarding international requests

                   The report must set out the number of occasions on which lawfully accessed information or stored communications warrant information was communicated under subsection 139(1) or section 142 to any of the following:

                     (a)  a foreign country;

                     (b)  the International Criminal Court;

                     (c)  a War Crimes Tribunal;

for a purpose connected with an authorisation referred to in paragraph 139(2)(e).

60  Application and transitional provisions

(1)       The amendments made by this Part apply in relation to a request made to the Attorney‑General by the ICC, a Tribunal or a foreign country:

                     (a)  on or after the commencement of this item; or

                     (b)  before the commencement of this item, if, immediately before that commencement, the Attorney‑General had yet to make a decision on the request.

(2)       The amendments made by this Part apply in relation to a request made to the Australian Federal Police by the ICC, a Tribunal or a foreign country:

                     (a)  on or after the commencement of this item; and

                     (b)  under section 107P of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (as inserted by this Part).

(3)       The amendments so apply as a result of subitem (1) or (2):

                     (a)  whether the stored communications to which the request relates became stored communications before, on or after that commencement; and

                     (b)  whether conduct, a crime or an offence to which the request relates occurred before, on or after that commencement.

(4)       If:

                     (a)  a foreign country makes a request to which subitem (1) applies (the access request); and

                     (b)  before the commencement of this item, the foreign country made a request (the preservation request) under section 107P of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 because the foreign country intended to make the access request;

the preservation request continues in existence (and may be dealt with) after that commencement as if it had been made under that section as amended by this Part.

(5)       A determination that:

                     (a)  was made, before the commencement of this item, under paragraph 142A(1)(c) of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (as in force before that commencement); and

                     (b)  was in force immediately before that commencement;

continues in force (and may be dealt with) after that commencement as if it had been made under that paragraph as amended by this Part.

Part 4Historical telecommunications data

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

61  Subsection 5(1) (at the end of the definition of foreign law enforcement agency)

Add:

               ; or (c)  any other authority or person responsible to the International Criminal Court for investigating or prosecuting a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC; or

                     (d)  any other authority or person responsible to a War Crimes Tribunal for investigating or prosecuting a War Crimes Tribunal offence.

62  Section 180A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

180A  Authorisations for access to existing information or documents—enforcing foreign or international laws

63  Subsection 180A(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The authorised officer must not make the authorisation unless he or she is satisfied that the disclosure is reasonably necessary for:

                     (a)  the enforcement of the criminal law of a foreign country; or

                     (b)  an investigation or prosecution of a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC; or

                     (c)  an investigation or prosecution of a War Crimes Tribunal offence.

64  Subsection 180A(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (5)  The authorised officer must not make the authorisation unless he or she is satisfied that the disclosure is appropriate in all the circumstances and that the disclosure is reasonably necessary for:

                     (a)  the enforcement of the criminal law of a foreign country; or

                     (b)  an investigation or prosecution of a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC; or

                     (c)  an investigation or prosecution of a War Crimes Tribunal offence.

65  Section 180C (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

180C  Authorisations to disclose information or documents—enforcing foreign or international laws

66  Subsection 180C(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The authorised officer must not make the authorisation unless he or she is satisfied that the disclosure is appropriate in all the circumstances and that the disclosure is reasonably necessary for:

                     (a)  the enforcement of the criminal law of a foreign country; or

                     (b)  an investigation or prosecution of a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC; or

                     (c)  an investigation or prosecution of a War Crimes Tribunal offence.

67  Subdivision C of Division 4A of Part 4‑1 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Subdivision CConditions of disclosure to foreign law enforcement agencies

68  Section 180E (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

180E  Disclosing information etc. to foreign countries or foreign law enforcement agencies

69  Subsection 180E(1)

After “foreign country” (wherever occurring), insert “or foreign law enforcement agency”.

70  Application of amendments

The amendments made by this Part apply in relation to a disclosure of information or documents on or after the commencement of this item:

                     (a)  whether the information or documents were acquired before, on or after that commencement; and

                     (b)  whether conduct, a crime or an offence to which the disclosure relates occurred before, on or after that commencement.

Part 5Prospective telecommunications data

International Criminal Court Act 2002

71  Section 4

Insert:

communication has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.

telecommunications system has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.

72  Before Division 12 of Part 4

Insert:

Division 11BProspective telecommunications data

78B  Authorising an authorisation for the disclosure of prospective telecommunications data

             (1)  The Attorney‑General may authorise, in writing, the making of an authorisation under section 180B of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 for the disclosure of information or documents if:

                     (a)  the ICC has requested the Attorney‑General to arrange for the disclosure of the information or documents; and

                     (b)  the information or documents come into existence during a period specified by the ICC, and which started on or after the day the request was made; and

                     (c)  the Attorney‑General is satisfied that:

                              (i)  an investigation is being conducted by the Prosecutor or a proceeding is before the ICC; and

                             (ii)  the information or documents relate to the fact of a communication passing over a telecommunications system during that period.

Note:          The information or documents will not be disclosed unless they are reasonably necessary for the investigation or proceeding (see subsection 180B(3) of that Act).

             (2)  To avoid doubt, information or documents do not relate to the fact of a communication passing over a telecommunications system to the extent that the information is, or the documents contain, the contents or substance of a communication.

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995

73  Section 4

Insert:

communication has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.

telecommunications system has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.

74  Before Division 3 of Part 4

Insert:

Division 2BProspective telecommunications data

34B  Authorising an authorisation for the disclosure of prospective telecommunications data

             (1)  The Attorney‑General may authorise, in writing, the making of an authorisation under section 180B of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 for the disclosure of information or documents if:

                     (a)  a Tribunal has requested the Attorney‑General to arrange for the disclosure of the information or documents; and

                     (b)  the information or documents come into existence during a period specified by the Tribunal, and which started on or after the day the request was made; and

                     (c)  the Attorney‑General is satisfied that:

                              (i)  a proceeding is before, or an investigation is being conducted by, the Tribunal; and

                             (ii)  the information or documents relate to the fact of a communication passing over a telecommunications system during a period specified in the Tribunal’s request.

Note:          The information or documents will not be disclosed unless they are reasonably necessary for the investigation or proceeding (see subsection 180B(3) of that Act).

             (2)  To avoid doubt, information or documents do not relate to the fact of a communication passing over a telecommunications system to the extent that the information is, or the documents contain, the contents or substance of a communication.

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

75  Section 180B (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

180B  Authorisations for access to prospective information or documents—enforcing international laws

76  Subsection 180B(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The authorised officer must not make the authorisation unless:

                     (a)  the Attorney‑General has authorised the making of the authorisation under a provision mentioned in an item of the following table; and

                     (b)  the authorised officer is satisfied that:

                              (i)  the disclosure is reasonably necessary for an investigation or proceeding referred to in that table item; and

                             (ii)  the disclosure is appropriate in all the circumstances.

 

Authorising access to prospective information or documents

Item

For Attorney‑General authorisations under:

the investigation or proceeding is:

1

section 15D of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987

an investigation or proceeding relating to an offence against the law of a foreign country that:

(a) is punishable by imprisonment for 3 years or more, imprisonment for life or the death penalty; or

(b) involves an act or omission that, if it had occurred in Australia, would be a serious offence

2

section 78B of the International Criminal Court Act 2002

an investigation or proceeding relating to a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC

3

section 34B of the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995

an investigation or proceeding relating to a War Crimes Tribunal offence

77  Paragraph 180B(6)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  reasonably necessary for an investigation or proceeding of a kind referred to in the relevant table item in subsection (3); and

78  Paragraph 180B(8)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  reasonably necessary for an investigation or proceeding of a kind referred to in the relevant table item in subsection (3); and

79  Application of amendments

            The amendments made by this Part apply in relation to a request made to the Attorney‑General by the ICC, a Tribunal or a foreign country:

                     (a)  on or after the commencement of this item; or

                     (b)  before the commencement of this item, if, immediately before that commencement, the Attorney‑General had yet to make a decision on the request;

whether conduct, a crime or an offence to which the request relates occurred before, on or after that commencement.

Part 6Use of surveillance devices

International Criminal Court Act 2002

80  Section 4

Insert:

eligible law enforcement officer has the meaning given by subsection 79A(2).

81  After Division 12 of Part 4

Insert:

Division 12ARequests for surveillance devices

79A  Authorising applications for surveillance device warrants

             (1)  The Attorney‑General may authorise, in writing, an eligible law enforcement officer to apply for a surveillance device warrant under section 14 of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 if:

                     (a)  the ICC has requested the Attorney‑General to arrange for the use of a surveillance device; and

                     (b)  the Attorney‑General is satisfied that an investigation is being conducted by the Prosecutor, or a proceeding is before the ICC; and

                     (c)  the Attorney‑General is satisfied that the ICC has given appropriate undertakings for:

                              (i)  ensuring that the information obtained as a result of the use of the device will only be used for the purpose for which it is communicated to the ICC; and

                             (ii)  the destruction of a document or other thing containing information obtained as a result of the use of the device; and

                            (iii)  any other matter the Attorney‑General considers appropriate.

Note:          The eligible law enforcement officer can only apply for the warrant if he or she reasonably suspects that the use of the device is necessary for the investigation or proceeding (see subsection 14(3A) of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004).

             (2)  An eligible law enforcement officer is a person mentioned in column 3 of table item 5 in subsection 6A(6), or column 3 of table item 5 in subsection 6A(7), of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004.

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995

82  Section 4

Insert:

eligible law enforcement officer has the meaning given by subsection 32A(2).

83  After Division 1 of Part 4

Insert:

Division 1ARequests for surveillance devices

32A  Authorising applications for surveillance device warrants

             (1)  The Attorney‑General may authorise, in writing, an eligible law enforcement officer to apply for a surveillance device warrant under section 14 of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 if:

                     (a)  a Tribunal has requested the Attorney‑General to arrange for the use of a surveillance device; and

                     (b)  the Attorney‑General is satisfied that a proceeding is before, or an investigation is being conducted by, the Tribunal; and

                     (c)  the Attorney‑General is satisfied that the Tribunal has given appropriate undertakings for:

                              (i)  ensuring that the information obtained as a result of the use of the device will only be used for the purpose for which it is communicated to the Tribunal; and

                             (ii)  the destruction of a document or other thing containing information obtained as a result of the use of the device; and

                            (iii)  any other matter the Attorney‑General considers appropriate.

Note:          The eligible law enforcement officer can only apply for the warrant if he or she reasonably suspects that the use of the device is necessary for the investigation or proceeding (see subsection 14(3A) of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004).

             (2)  An eligible law enforcement officer is a person mentioned in column 3 of table item 5 in subsection 6A(6), or column 3 of table item 5 in subsection 6A(7), of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004.

Surveillance Devices Act 2004

84  Subsection 6(1)

Insert:

international assistance application means an application for a surveillance device warrant made under an international assistance authorisation.

international assistance authorisation means:

                     (a)  an authorisation under subsection 15CA(1) of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987; or

                     (b)  an authorisation under subsection 79A(1) of the International Criminal Court Act 2002; or

                     (c)  an authorisation under subsection 32A(1) of the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995.

85  Subsection 6(1)

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of mutual assistance application;

                     (b)  definition of mutual assistance authorisation.

86  Subsection 6(1)

Insert:

offence has a meaning affected by subsection (5).

87  At the end of section 6

Add:

             (5)  To avoid doubt, a reference in this Act to an offence in relation to:

                     (a)  an international assistance authorisation that is an authorisation under subsection 79A(1) of the International Criminal Court Act 2002; or

                     (b)  an international assistance application that is related to such an authorisation;

is a reference to a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC (within the meaning of that Act).

88  Subsection 14(3A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Warrants sought for international assistance investigations

          (3A)  A law enforcement officer (or a person on his or her behalf) may apply for the issue of a surveillance device warrant if he or she:

                     (a)  is authorised to do so under an international assistance authorisation; and

                     (b)  suspects on reasonable grounds that the use of a surveillance device is necessary, in the course of the investigation, proceeding or investigative proceeding to which the authorisation relates, for the purpose of enabling evidence to be obtained of:

                              (i)  the commission of an offence to which the authorisation relates; or

                             (ii)  the identity or location of the persons suspected of committing the offence.

89  Paragraphs 16(1)(ba) and (2)(a)

Omit “a mutual assistance authorisation”, substitute “an international assistance authorisation”.

90  Paragraph 16(2)(ea)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                    (ea)  in the case of a warrant sought in relation to an international assistance authorisation—the likely evidentiary or intelligence value of any evidence or information sought to be obtained, to the extent that this is possible to determine from information obtained from the international entity to which the authorisation relates; and

91  Subparagraph 17(1)(b)(iiia)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                          (iiia)  if the warrant relates to an international assistance authorisation—each offence to which the authorisation relates; and

92  Paragraph 21(3A)(a)

Omit “a mutual assistance authorisation”, substitute “an international assistance authorisation”.

93  Subparagraph 21(3A)(b)(i)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                              (i)  the commission of any offence to which the authorisation relates; or

94  Paragraph 21(5)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  if the warrant was issued in relation to an international assistance authorisation—of enabling evidence to be obtained of:

                              (i)  the commission of any offence to which the authorisation relates; or

                             (ii)  the identity or location of the persons suspected of committing the offence;

95  Paragraph 45(4)(f)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                      (f)  the communication of information for the purpose of providing it to one of the following entities (or to an appropriate authority of that entity):

                              (i)  a foreign country;

                             (ii)  the International Criminal Court;

                            (iii)  a War Crimes Tribunal;

                            if the information was obtained under, or relates to, a surveillance device warrant issued in relation to an international assistance authorisation requested by that entity; or

                     (g)  the communication of information for the purpose of providing it to a foreign country, or an appropriate authority of a foreign country, if this has been authorised under subsection 13A(1) of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987; or

96  Subsection 45(6)

After “Paragraphs (4)(f)”, insert “and (g)”.

97  Paragraphs 50(1)(aa) and (ea)

Omit “mutual assistance applications”, substitute “international assistance applications”.

98  Paragraph 50(1)(ia)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                    (ia)  for each of the following offences:

                              (i)  an offence against a law of a foreign country;

                             (ii)  a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC (within the meaning of the International Criminal Court Act 2002);

                            (iii)  a Tribunal offence (within the meaning of the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995);

                            in respect of which a warrant was issued as a result of an international assistance application made by or on behalf of law enforcement officers of the agency during the year—the offence (if any), under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, that is of the same, or a substantially similar, nature; and

99  Subparagraph 53(2)(c)(iiia)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                          (iiia)  if the warrant was issued in relation to an international assistance authorisation—each offence to which the authorisation relates; and

100  Application of amendments

            The amendments made by this Part apply in relation to a request made to the Attorney‑General by the ICC, a Tribunal or a foreign country:

                     (a)  on or after the commencement of this item; or

                     (b)  before the commencement of this item, if, immediately before that commencement, the Attorney‑General had yet to make a decision on the request;

whether conduct, a crime or an offence to which the request relates occurred before, on or after that commencement.

Part 7Forensic procedures

Crimes Act 1914

101  Part ID (simplified outline)

Omit “(as contemplated by the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987)”, substitute “or an international tribunal,”.

102  Subsection 23WA(1)

Insert:

authorising provision, in relation to a request by a foreign country or international tribunal, means whichever of the following provisions that refers to the request:

                     (a)  section 28B of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987;

                     (b)  section 76A of the International Criminal Court Act 2002;

                     (c)  section 32B of the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995.

crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC has the same meaning as in the International Criminal Court Act 2002.

103  Subsection 23WA(1) (at the end of the definition of foreign law enforcement agency)

Add:

               ; or (c)  any other authority or person responsible to the ICC for investigating or prosecuting a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC; or

                     (d)  any other authority or person responsible to a War Crimes Tribunal for investigating or prosecuting a War Crimes Tribunal offence.

104  Subsection 23WA(1) (definition of foreign serious offence)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

foreign serious offence means:

                     (a)  a foreign serious offence (within the meaning of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987); or

                     (b)  a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC; or

                     (c)  a War Crimes Tribunal offence.

105  Subsection 23WA(1)

Insert:

ICC has the same meaning as in the International Criminal Court Act 2002.

international tribunal means:

                     (a)  the ICC; or

                     (b)  a War Crimes Tribunal.

106  Subsection 23WA(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of investigating constable)

Omit “(as contemplated by the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987)”, substitute “, an international tribunal”.

107  Subsection 23WA(1)

Insert:

request, by a foreign country, international tribunal or foreign law enforcement agency, means:

                     (a)  in the case of a foreign country—a request, referred to in section 28B of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987, by the country; or

                     (b)  in the case of an international tribunal:

                              (i)  a request referred to in section 76A of the International Criminal Court Act 2002, if the tribunal is the ICC; or

                             (ii)  a request referred to in section 32B of the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995, if the tribunal is a War Crimes Tribunal; or

                     (c)  in the case of a foreign law enforcement agency—a request, to which Subdivision B of Division 9A applies, by the agency.

108  Subsection 23WA(1) (paragraph (d) of the definition of suspect)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  a person for whom a forensic procedure has been requested by a foreign country, international tribunal or a foreign law enforcement agency because that country, tribunal or agency has:

                              (i)  started investigating whether the person has committed an indictable offence; or

                             (ii)  started proceedings against the person for an indictable offence.

109  Subsection 23WA(1)

Insert:

War Crimes Tribunal has the same meaning as Tribunal in the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995.

War Crimes Tribunal offence has the same meaning as Tribunal offence in the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995.

110  Subsection 23WA(9)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Requests by a foreign country, international tribunal or foreign law enforcement agency

             (9)  The provisions of this Part apply in relation to a forensic procedure carried out because of a request by a foreign country, international tribunal or foreign law enforcement agency, as if a reference to an indictable offence were a reference to a foreign serious offence.

111  Paragraph 23WJ(1)(ib)

After “a foreign law enforcement agency”, insert “(other than an agency responsible to an international tribunal)”.

112  After paragraph 23WJ(1)(ib)

Insert:

                    (ic)  if the suspect is being asked to undergo a forensic procedure because of a request by a foreign law enforcement agency responsible to an international tribunal—the following:

                              (i)  the name of the international tribunal for which the request was made;

                             (ii)  that forensic evidence resulting from the forensic procedure will be provided to the agency;

                            (iii)  that the forensic evidence may be used in proceedings against the suspect in the international tribunal;

                            (iv)  that the retention of the forensic evidence will be governed by the rules of the international tribunal;

                             (v)  that the retention of the forensic evidence will be subject to undertakings given by the agency;

                            (vi)  the content of those undertakings;

113  Subsection 23WJ(6)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Failure to consent to forensic procedure—procedure requested by foreign law enforcement agency

             (6)  The constable must inform the suspect (whether or not the suspect is in custody) that if:

                     (a)  the suspect is being asked to undergo a forensic procedure because of a request by a foreign law enforcement agency; and

                     (b)  the suspect does not consent;

the Attorney‑General may be requested to authorise (under an authorising provision) an authorised applicant to apply to a magistrate for an order for the carrying out of the forensic procedure.

114  Paragraph 23WM(2A)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  a foreign country or international tribunal; or

115  Paragraph 23WR(1)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  the forensic procedure has been requested by a foreign country or an international tribunal.

116  Paragraph 23WT(1)(ca)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                    (ca)  if the forensic procedure has been requested by a foreign country or an international tribunal—a constable has been authorised by the Attorney‑General, under the authorising provision relating to the request, to apply for an order under this Part; and

117  Paragraph 23WT(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  if the forensic procedure has been requested by a foreign country or an international tribunal—balance the public interest in Australia providing and receiving international assistance in criminal matters against the public interest in upholding the physical integrity of the suspect; and

118  Paragraph 23XWR(2)(da)

After “a foreign law enforcement agency”, insert “(other than an agency responsible to an international tribunal)”.

119  After paragraph 23XWR(2)(da)

Insert:

                   (db)  if the volunteer undergoes a forensic procedure because of a request by a foreign law enforcement agency responsible to an international tribunal—the following:

                              (i)  the name of the international tribunal for which the request was made;

                             (ii)  that forensic evidence resulting from the forensic procedure will be provided to the agency;

                            (iii)  that the forensic evidence may be used in proceedings in the international tribunal;

                            (iv)  that the retention of the forensic evidence will be governed by the rules of the international tribunal;

                             (v)  that the retention of the forensic evidence will be subject to undertakings given by the agency;

                            (vi)  the content of those undertakings;

120  Paragraph 23XWU(1)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  in the case of a forensic procedure requested by a foreign country or an international tribunal—a constable has been authorised by the Attorney‑General, under the authorising provision relating to the request, to apply for an order under this Part.

121  Section 23YBA

Repeal the section, substitute:

23YBA  Division does not apply to a proceeding in a foreign country or an international tribunal

                   To avoid doubt, this Division does not apply in relation to a proceeding in a foreign country or international tribunal in which forensic evidence is provided in response to a request by:

                     (a)  a foreign country; or

                     (b)  an international tribunal; or

                     (c)  a foreign law enforcement agency.

122  Section 23YBB

Repeal the section, substitute:

23YBB  Application

                   This Division does not apply to forensic evidence provided in response to a request by a foreign country, an international tribunal or a foreign law enforcement agency.

123  Subsection 23YDAC(1) (after paragraph (aa) of the definition of crime scene index)

Insert:

                   (ab)  at any place outside Australia where:

                              (i)  a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC; or

                             (ii)  a War Crimes Tribunal offence;

                            was, or is reasonably suspected of having been, committed; or

124  Paragraph 23YDAE(2)(da)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                   (da)  the purpose of assisting a foreign country or international tribunal to decide whether to make a request;

125  Paragraph 23YDAE(2)(e)

After “Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987”, insert “, the International Criminal Court Act 2002, the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995”.

126  Subsection 23YF(1) (note 1)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 1:       If a forensic procedure is carried out as a result of a request by a foreign country or an international tribunal, a copy of anything made may also be provided to that country or tribunal: see section 23YQB.

127  Section 23YKA

Repeal the section, substitute:

23YKA  Application of sections 23YI to 23YK

                   To avoid doubt, sections 23YI to 23YK do not apply in relation to a proceeding in a foreign country or international tribunal in which forensic evidence is provided in response to a request by:

                     (a)  a foreign country; or

                     (b)  an international tribunal; or

                     (c)  a foreign law enforcement agency.

128  Paragraph 23YO(2)(da)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                   (da)  the purposes of assisting a foreign country or international tribunal to decide whether to make a request;

129  Paragraph 23YO(2)(e)

After “Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987”, insert “, the International Criminal Court Act 2002, the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995”.

130  Paragraph 23YO(3)(d)

After “Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987”, insert “, the International Criminal Court Act 2002, the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995”.

131  Division 9A of Part ID (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 9ACarrying out forensic procedures at the request of a foreign country or international tribunal

132  Subdivision A of Division 9A of Part ID

Repeal the Subdivision, substitute:

Subdivision ARequests by foreign countries or international tribunals

23YQA  Application of Subdivision

                   This Subdivision applies if:

                     (a)  a request is made by a foreign country or an international tribunal (the requesting entity) for a forensic procedure to be carried out on a person; and

                     (b)  the Attorney‑General authorises, under the authorising provision relating to the request, an authorised applicant to apply to a magistrate for the carrying out of the forensic procedure on the person.

23YQB  Providing evidence and material resulting from the forensic procedure

             (1)  Any forensic evidence resulting from the forensic procedure must be provided to the requesting entity in accordance with a direction described in subsection (3).

             (2)  Material (or a copy) relating to the request that was made available to, or viewed by, a person under subsection 23YF(1) (about recordings) may only be provided to the requesting entity in accordance with a direction described in subsection (3).

             (3)  The direction is one given by the Attorney‑General under the following provision:

                     (a)  section 28C of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987, if the request was made by a foreign country;

                     (b)  section 76B of the International Criminal Court Act 2002, if the request was made by the ICC;

                     (c)  section 32C of the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995, if the request was made by a War Crimes Tribunal.

             (4)  This section does not limit the directions that can be given under that provision.

133  At the end of section 23YQC

Add:

Note:          This includes a request by an authority or person responsible to an international tribunal for investigating or prosecuting a crime or an offence within the jurisdiction of the tribunal.

134  Subsection 23YUB(1A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

          (1A)  The orders mentioned in subsection (1) do not include an order made in response to a request by a foreign country or international tribunal.

International Criminal Court Act 2002

135  Section 4

Insert:

child has the same meaning as in Part ID of the Crimes Act 1914.

constable has the same meaning as in the Crimes Act 1914.

forensic evidence has the same meaning as in Part ID of the Crimes Act 1914.

forensic material has the same meaning as in Part ID of the Crimes Act 1914.

forensic procedure has the same meaning as in Part ID of the Crimes Act 1914.

incapable person has the same meaning as in Part ID of the Crimes Act 1914.

parent has the same meaning as in the Crimes Act 1914.

136  After Division 10 of Part 4

Insert:

Division 10AForensic procedures

76A  Authorising application for carrying out of forensic procedures

             (1)  The Attorney‑General may authorise, in writing, a constable to apply under Part ID of the Crimes Act 1914 for an order for the carrying out of a forensic procedure on a person if:

                     (a)  the ICC has requested the procedure to be carried out on the person; and

                     (b)  the Attorney‑General is satisfied:

                              (i)  that the request relates to an investigation being conducted by the Prosecutor or a proceeding before the ICC; and

                             (ii)  that the person is, or is believed to be, in Australia; and

                            (iii)  that the ICC has given appropriate undertakings about the retention, use and destruction of forensic material, or of information obtained from analysing that material; and

                            (iv)  that the ICC has given any other undertakings that the Attorney‑General considers necessary; and

                             (v)  unless subsection (2) applies—that the person has been given an opportunity to consent to the forensic procedure and has not consented to it; and

                            (vi)  if subsection (2) applies—of the matters in that subsection; and

                     (c)  in the case of the person being a suspect, the constable is an authorised applicant.

             (2)  If the person is a child or an incapable person, the matters are:

                     (a)  that either:

                              (i)  the consent of a parent or guardian of the person cannot reasonably be obtained or has been withdrawn; or

                             (ii)  a parent or guardian of the person is a suspect in relation to a crime or an offence to which the investigation or proceeding relates; and

                     (b)  that, having regard to the best interests of the person, it is appropriate to make the authorisation.

             (3)  In this section:

authorised applicant has the same meaning as in subsection 23WA(1) of the Crimes Act 1914.

suspect has the same meaning as in subsection 23WA(1) of the Crimes Act 1914.

76B  Providing forensic evidence to the ICC

             (1)  The Attorney‑General may direct a constable about how forensic evidence is to be provided to the ICC if:

                     (a)  the Attorney‑General gave an authorisation to the constable under subsection 76A(1); and

                     (b)  the forensic evidence resulted from the authorisation.

             (2)  A direction under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995

137  Section 4

Insert:

child has the same meaning as in Part ID of the Crimes Act 1914.

constable has the same meaning as in the Crimes Act 1914.

forensic evidence has the same meaning as in Part ID of the Crimes Act 1914.

forensic material has the same meaning as in Part ID of the Crimes Act 1914.

forensic procedure has the same meaning as in Part ID of the Crimes Act 1914.

incapable person has the same meaning as in Part ID of the Crimes Act 1914.

parent has the same meaning as in the Crimes Act 1914.

138  Before Division 2 of Part 4

Insert:

Division 1BForensic procedures

32B  Authorising application for carrying out of forensic procedures

             (1)  The Attorney‑General may authorise, in writing, a constable to apply under Part ID of the Crimes Act 1914 for an order for the carrying out of a forensic procedure on a person if:

                     (a)  a Tribunal has requested the procedure to be carried out on the person; and

                     (b)  the Attorney‑General is satisfied:

                              (i)  that the request relates to a proceeding before, or an investigation conducted by, the Tribunal; and

                             (ii)  that the person is, or is believed to be, in Australia; and

                            (iii)  that the Tribunal has given appropriate undertakings about the retention, use and destruction of forensic material, or of information obtained from analysing that material; and

                            (iv)  that the Tribunal has given any other undertakings that the Attorney‑General considers necessary; and

                             (v)  unless subsection (2) applies—that the person has been given an opportunity to consent to the forensic procedure and has not consented to it; and

                            (vi)  if subsection (2) applies—of the matters in that subsection; and

                     (c)  in the case of the person being a suspect, the constable is an authorised applicant.

             (2)  If the person is a child or an incapable person, the matters are:

                     (a)  that either:

                              (i)  the consent of a parent or guardian of the person cannot reasonably be obtained or has been withdrawn; or

                             (ii)  a parent or guardian of the person is a suspect in relation to an offence to which the investigation or proceeding relates; and

                     (b)  that, having regard to the best interests of the person, it is appropriate to make the authorisation.

             (3)  In this section:

authorised applicant has the same meaning as in subsection 23WA(1) of the Crimes Act 1914.

suspect has the same meaning as in subsection 23WA(1) of the Crimes Act 1914.

32C  Providing forensic evidence to the Tribunal

             (1)  The Attorney‑General may direct a constable about how forensic evidence is to be provided to a Tribunal if:

                     (a)  the Attorney‑General gave an authorisation to the constable under subsection 32B(1); and

                     (b)  the forensic evidence resulted from the authorisation.

             (2)  A direction under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.

139  Application of amendments

            The amendments made by this Part apply in relation to a request made to the Attorney‑General by the ICC, a Tribunal, a foreign country or a foreign law enforcement agency:

                     (a)  on or after the commencement of this item; or

                     (b)  before the commencement of this item, if, immediately before that commencement, the Attorney‑General had yet to make a decision on the request;

whether conduct, a crime or an offence to which the request relates occurred before, on or after that commencement.

Part 8Proceeds of crime

Division 1—Amendments relating to the ICC

International Criminal Court Act 2002

140  Section 4

Insert:

benefit has the same meaning as in the Proceeds of Crime Act.

141  Section 4 (definition of evidential material)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

evidential material means:

                     (a)  in Subdivision F of Division 14 of Part 4—evidence relating to:

                              (i)  property in relation to which a forfeiture order has been or could be made; or

                             (ii)  property in relation to which a restraining order has been or could be made for the purposes of section 82; or

                            (iii)  property of a person in relation to whom a pecuniary penalty order may be enforced as described in section 159; or

                            (iv)  proceeds of a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC; or

                             (v)  benefits derived from the commission of a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC; or

                     (b)  otherwise—a thing relevant to a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC, including such a thing in electronic form.

142  Section 4 (definition of monitoring order)

Repeal the definition.

143  Section 4

Insert:

person assisting has the same meaning as in the Proceeds of Crime Act.

POCA search warrant means a search warrant issued under Part 3‑5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act in relation to a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC.

proceeds request has the meaning given by section 81.

144  Section 4

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of production order;

                     (b)  definition of property tracking document.

145  Section 4

Insert:

responsible enforcement agency head means the head of the enforcement agency whose authorised officer is responsible for executing a POCA search warrant.

146  Section 4

Insert:

senior police officer has the meaning given by subsection 88(3).

147  Paragraph 81(a)

After “a request”, insert “(a proceeds request)”.

148  At the end of Subdivision A of Division 14 of Part 4

Add:

81A  Authorising applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act

                   The Attorney‑General may authorise, in writing, an authorised officer of an enforcement agency to make such applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act as are necessary to respond to the proceeds request if the Attorney‑General is satisfied that the proceeds request:

                     (a)  relates to an investigation being conducted by the Prosecutor or a proceeding before the ICC; and

                     (b)  is for assistance that can be obtained from one or more production orders, monitoring orders or search warrants under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Note:          See Subdivision B for proceeds requests that involve the making of a restraining order.

149  Subsection 82(1)

Omit “request from the ICC referred to in section 81”, substitute “proceeds request”.

150  Subsection 82(1)

Omit “to a specified court”.

151  Subsection 82(2)

Repeal the subsection.

152  Paragraph 82(5)(a)

Omit “within the jurisdiction of the ICC”, substitute “that is the subject of the proceeds request”.

153  Paragraph 82(5)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

154  Paragraph 82(5)(e)

Omit “20, 29, 44 and 45”, substitute “20A, 29, 29A and 44 to 45A”.

155  Section 85

Repeal the section.

156  Subsection 86(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  An authorised officer may apply for a production order under the Proceeds of Crime Act in respect of the crime that is the subject of the proceeds request, if authorised to do so by the Attorney‑General under section 81A.

157  Paragraph 86(3)(a)

Omit “within the jurisdiction of the ICC”, substitute “that is the subject of the proceeds request”.

158  Paragraphs 86(3)(b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  subparagraphs 202(5)(a)(ii) and (c)(ii), paragraph 202(5)(e) and subsection 205(1) of that Act were omitted.

159  Subsection 88(1)

Omit “The Attorney‑General or a senior Departmental officer”, substitute “A senior police officer”.

160  Subsection 88(2)

Omit “Attorney‑General or the senior Departmental officer”, substitute “senior police officer”.

161  Subsection 88(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  A senior police officer is a person covered by paragraph 213(3)(a), (b) or (c) of the Proceeds of Crime Act.

162  Subsection 90(2)

Before “employee”, insert “officer,”.

163  Section 93

Before “A person”, insert “(1)”.

164  Section 93 (penalty)

Repeal the penalty, substitute:

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years or 100 penalty units, or both.

165  Section 93 (note)

Repeal the note.

166  At the end of section 93

Add:

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the person fails to comply with the notice only because the person does not provide information or a document within the period specified in the notice; and

                     (b)  the person took all reasonable steps to provide the information or document within that period; and

                     (c)  the person provides the information or document as soon as practicable after the end of that period.

Note 1:       A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (2) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

Note 2:       Sections 137.1 and 137.2 of the Criminal Code also create offences for providing false or misleading information or documents.

167  Section 94

Repeal the section.

168  Subsection 95(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  An authorised officer may apply for a monitoring order under the Proceeds of Crime Act in respect of the crime that is the subject of the proceeds request, if authorised to do so by the Attorney‑General under section 81A.

169  Paragraph 95(3)(a)

Omit “a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC”, substitute “the crime that is the subject of the proceeds request”.

170  Subdivision F of Division 14 of Part 4 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Subdivision FSearch warrants relating to proceeds of crime and evidential material

171  Section 97

Repeal the section.

172  Subsection 98(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  An authorised officer may apply for a search warrant under the Proceeds of Crime Act in respect of the crime that is the subject of the proceeds request, if authorised to do so by the Attorney‑General under section 81A.

173  Subsection 98(2)

Before “search”, insert “POCA”.

174  Subsection 98(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  It applies as if:

                     (a)  a reference in that Part to tainted property were a reference to proceeds of the crime that is the subject of the proceeds request; and

                     (b)  a reference in that Part to evidential material were a reference to evidential material as defined in section 4 of this Act for the purposes of this Subdivision; and

                     (c)  the words “or section 100, 101 or 102 of the International Criminal Court Act 2002” were inserted after “this Act” in paragraph 254(1)(a) of the Proceeds of Crime Act; and

                     (d)  paragraphs 227(1)(a), (b), (h) and (ha) and 228(1)(d) and (da) and sections 256 to 262 of the Proceeds of Crime Act were omitted.

Note:          Sections 99 and 99A of this Act also apply in relation to a POCA search warrant. Sections 100 to 102 of this Act also apply in relation to property or things seized under such a warrant.

175  Section 99

Repeal the section, substitute:

99  Contents of POCA search warrants

                   A POCA search warrant in relation to a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC must state that the warrant authorises the seizure of property or a thing found by an authorised officer, or a person assisting in relation to the warrant, in the course of the search if the authorised officer or person assisting believes on reasonable grounds that:

                     (a)  the property or thing:

                              (i)  is proceeds of the crime that are not of a kind specified in the warrant; or

                             (ii)  is evidential material relating to the crime that is not of a kind specified in the warrant; or

                            (iii)  is proceeds of, or evidential material relating to, another crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC in relation to which a POCA search warrant is in force; or

                            (iv)  is relevant to a proceeding in the ICC in respect of the crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC; or

                             (v)  will afford evidence as to the commission of an offence against an Australian law; and

                     (b)  the seizure of the property or thing is necessary to prevent its concealment, loss or destruction or its use in committing an offence.

Note:          Subject to paragraph 98(3)(d), the POCA search warrant must also state the matters set out in section 227 of the Proceeds of Crime Act.

99A  Seizure of certain property or things found in the course of search

                   A POCA search warrant in relation to a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC authorises an authorised officer, or a person assisting in relation to the warrant, to seize property or a thing found by the authorised officer or person assisting in the course of the search if the authorised officer or person assisting believes on reasonable grounds that:

                     (a)  the property or thing:

                              (i)  is proceeds of the crime that are not of a kind specified in the warrant; or

                             (ii)  is evidential material relating to the crime that is not of a kind specified in the warrant; or

                            (iii)  is proceeds of, or evidential material relating to, another crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC in relation to which a POCA search warrant is in force; or

                            (iv)  is relevant to a proceeding in the ICC in respect of the crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC; or

                             (v)  will afford evidence as to the commission of an offence against an Australian law; and

                     (b)  the seizure of the property or thing is necessary to prevent its concealment, loss or destruction or its use in committing an offence.

Note:          Subject to paragraph 98(3)(d), the POCA search warrant also authorises the things set out in section 228 of the Proceeds of Crime Act.

176  Subsection 100(1)

Omit “(other than a property‑tracking document) that has been seized under a search warrant issued under Part 3‑5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act”, substitute “that has been seized under a POCA search warrant”.

177  Subsection 100(2)

Before “warrant”, insert “POCA search”.

178  Subsections 100(3) and (4)

Omit “head of the authorised officer’s enforcement agency”, substitute “responsible enforcement agency head”.

179  Subsection 100(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (5)  This section does not apply to property that has been seized under a POCA search warrant because:

                     (a)  it is evidential material; or

                     (b)  it is property of a kind referred to in subparagraph 99A(a)(iv) or (v).

180  Section 101 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

101  Dealing with certain seized property

181  Subsection 101(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  Property must be dealt with in accordance with this section if:

                     (a)  it has been seized under a POCA search warrant in relation to a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC; and

                     (b)  it is not:

                              (i)  evidential material; or

                             (ii)  property of a kind referred to in subparagraph 99A(a)(iv) or (v).

182  Paragraph 101(2)(a)

After “property has”, insert “not”.

183  Paragraph 101(2)(b)

Omit “under Subdivision B”, substitute “as described in Subdivision B”.

184  Subsection 101(2)

Omit “head of the enforcement agency whose authorised officer seized the property”, substitute “responsible enforcement agency head”.

185  Subsection 101(3)

Omit “under Subdivision B in respect of the property in relation to the crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC, the head of the enforcement agency whose authorised officer seized the property”, substitute “as described in Subdivision B in respect of the property in relation to the crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC, the responsible enforcement agency head”.

186  Subsection 101(5)

Omit “head of the enforcement agency whose authorised officer seized the property, a restraining order has been made under Subdivision B”, substitute “responsible enforcement agency head, a restraining order has been made as described in Subdivision B”.

187  Subsection 101(5)

Omit “head of the enforcement agency” (second and third occurring), substitute “responsible enforcement agency head”.

188  Subsection 101(6)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (6)  If the court is satisfied that the responsible enforcement agency head requires the property to be retained to give effect to the proceeds request, the court may make an order that the responsible enforcement agency head may retain the property for so long as the property is so required.

189  Subsection 101(7)

Omit “head of the enforcement agency whose authorised officer seized it”, substitute “responsible enforcement agency head”.

190  Subsection 101(7)

Omit “head of the enforcement agency” (second occurring), substitute “responsible enforcement agency head”.

191  Section 102

Repeal the section, substitute:

102  Dealing with evidential material and certain property or things seized under POCA search warrants

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  property or a thing (the seized item) is seized under a POCA search warrant in relation to a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC; and

                     (b)  the seized item is:

                              (i)  evidential material; or

                             (ii)  property or a thing of a kind referred to in subparagraph 99A(a)(iv); and

                     (c)  the seized item is seized by a person (the seizing officer) who is:

                              (i)  an authorised officer; or

                             (ii)  a person assisting in relation to the warrant.

             (2)  The seizing officer may retain the seized item for a period not exceeding 1 month pending a written direction from the Attorney‑General as to how to deal with the seized item.

             (3)  Without limiting the directions that may be given under subsection (2), the Attorney‑General may direct the seizing officer to send the seized item to the ICC.

192  Subsection 153(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  Subject to subsection 154(3), if a copy of an authenticated copy of an order is faxed, emailed or sent by other electronic means, it is taken for the purposes of subsection (2) of this section to be the same as the authenticated copy.

193  Subsection 154(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  A registration effected by a court registering a copy of an authenticated copy ceases to have effect after 45 days unless the authenticated copy has been filed by then in that court.

194  Subsection 155(2)

Omit “in a court specified in the notice”.

195  Subsection 155(3)

Repeal the subsection.

196  Before subsection 156(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  An application for the registration of an order in accordance with an authorisation under subsection 155(2) must be to a court with proceeds jurisdiction.

197  Subsection 156(1)

Omit “applies to a court for registration of an order in accordance with an authorisation under section 155”, substitute “so applies to a court with proceeds jurisdiction”.

198  Subsections 156(5) and (6)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (5)  A copy sent by fax, email or other electronic means of an authenticated copy of an order is taken for the purposes of subsection (4) to be the same as the authenticated copy.

             (6)  However, a registration effected by a court registering a copy of an authenticated copy ceases to have effect after 45 days unless the authenticated copy has been filed by then in that court.

199  Application and transitional provisions—general

(1)       The amendments made by this Division, to the extent that they do not relate to search warrants, apply in relation to a proceeds request made by the ICC to the Attorney‑General:

                     (a)  on or after the commencement of this item; or

                     (b)  before the commencement of this item, if, immediately before that commencement, the Attorney‑General had yet to make a decision on the request.

(2)       The amendments so apply:

                     (a)  whether property or a thing to which the proceeds request relates was acquired before, on or after that commencement; and

                     (b)  whether conduct or a crime to which the proceeds request relates occurred before, on or after that commencement.

(3)       However, subsection 93(2) of the International Criminal Court Act 2002, as inserted by this Division, applies in relation to a notice given on or after the commencement of this item.

200  Application and transitional provisions—search warrants

(1)       The amendments made by this Division, to the extent that they relate to search warrants, apply in relation to an authorisation given by the Attorney‑General under section 81A of the International Criminal Court Act 2002 on or after the commencement of this item:

                     (a)  whether property or a thing to which the authorisation relates was acquired before, on or after that commencement; and

                     (b)  whether conduct or a crime to which the authorisation relates occurred before, on or after that commencement.

(2)       The amendments made by this Division, to the extent that they relate to search warrants, apply in relation to an application made under Part 3‑5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act on or after the commencement of this item:

                     (a)  whether property or a thing to which the application relates was acquired before, on or after that commencement; and

                     (b)  whether conduct or a crime to which the application relates occurred before, on or after that commencement; and

                     (c)  whether the authorisation by the Attorney‑General relating to the application was given under the International Criminal Court Act 2002 before, on or after that commencement.

(3)       The amendments made by this Division, to the extent that they relate to search warrants, apply in relation to a POCA search warrant issued on or after the commencement of this item:

                     (a)  whether property or a thing to which the warrant relates was acquired before, on or after that commencement; and

                     (b)  whether conduct or a crime to which the warrant relates occurred before, on or after that commencement; and

                     (c)  whether the application for the warrant was made before, on or after that commencement; and

                     (d)  whether the authorisation by the Attorney‑General relating to the application for the warrant was given under the International Criminal Court Act 2002 before, on or after that commencement.

(4)       An authorisation by the Attorney‑General referred to in paragraph (2)(c) or (3)(d) that:

                     (a)  was given, before the commencement of this item, under subsection 97(1) of the International Criminal Court Act 2002 as in force before that commencement; and

                     (b)  was in force immediately before that commencement;

continues in force (and may be dealt with) after that commencement as if it had been given by the Attorney‑General under section 81A of that Act as amended by this Division.

(5)       A direction that:

                     (a)  was made under section 102 of the International Criminal Court Act 2002 before the commencement of this item; and

                     (b)  was in force immediately before that commencement;

continues in force (and may be dealt with) after that commencement as if it had been made under that section as amended by this Division.

Division 2—Amendments relating to Tribunals

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995

201  Section 4

Insert:

account has the same meaning as in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

agent has the same meaning as in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

authorised officer has the same meaning as in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

defendant has the meaning given by section 40AA.

enforcement agency has the same meaning as in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

202  Section 4 (definition of evidential material)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

evidential material means:

                     (a)  in Subdivision F of Division 6 of Part 4—evidence relating to:

                              (i)  property in relation to which a forfeiture order has been or could be made; or

                             (ii)  property in relation to which a restraining order has been or could be made for the purposes of section 40AC; or

                            (iii)  proceeds of a Tribunal offence; or

                     (b)  otherwise—a thing relevant to a Tribunal offence, including such a thing in electronic form.

203  Section 4

Insert:

financial institution has the same meaning as in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

interest, in relation to property, has the same meaning as in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

officer, in relation to a financial institution, has the same meaning as in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

person assisting has the same meaning as in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

POCA search warrant means a search warrant issued under Part 3‑5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in relation to a Tribunal offence.

proceeds of a Tribunal offence means proceeds (within the meaning of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002) of such an offence.

proceeds jurisdiction has the same meaning as in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

proceeds request has the meaning given by section 40AA.

related Tribunal offence: a Tribunal offence is related to another Tribunal offence if the physical elements of the 2 offences are substantially the same acts or omissions.

responsible enforcement agency head means the head of the enforcement agency whose authorised officer is responsible for executing a POCA search warrant.

restraining order means a restraining order under section 17 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

senior police officer has the meaning given by subsection 40AH(3).

204  At the end of Part 4

Add:

Division 6Identification, tracing, and freezing or seizure, of proceeds of Tribunal offences

Subdivision APreliminary

40AA  Application of Division

                   This Division applies if:

                     (a)  a Tribunal makes a request (a proceeds request) to the Attorney‑General for the identification, tracing, and freezing or seizure, of the proceeds of a Tribunal offence; and

                     (b)  the Attorney‑General is satisfied that a person (the defendant):

                              (i)  has been, or is about to be, charged with the Tribunal offence before the Tribunal; or

                             (ii)  has been convicted by the Tribunal of the Tribunal offence.

40AB  Authorising applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

                   The Attorney‑General may authorise, in writing, an authorised officer of an enforcement agency to make such applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 as are necessary to respond to the proceeds request if the Attorney‑General is satisfied that the proceeds request:

                     (a)  relates to a proceeding before, or an investigation conducted by, the Tribunal; and

                     (b)  is for assistance that can be obtained from one or more production orders, monitoring orders or search warrants under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Note:          See Subdivision B for proceeds requests that involve the making of a restraining order.

Subdivision BRestraining orders

40AC  Applying for and making restraining orders

             (1)  If the proceeds request involves the making of a restraining order, the Attorney‑General may authorise a proceeds of crime authority to apply for a restraining order against the property concerned.

             (2)  If so authorised, a proceeds of crime authority may apply for such a restraining order against that property in respect of the Tribunal offence.

             (3)  Part 2‑1 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 applies to the application, and to any restraining order made as a result.

             (4)  That Part applies as if:

                     (a)  references in that Part to an indictable offence were references to the Tribunal offence that is the subject of the proceeds request; and

                     (b)  references in that Part to a person charged with an indictable offence were references to a person against whom a criminal proceeding in respect of a Tribunal offence has commenced in the Tribunal; and

                     (c)  references in that Part to it being proposed to charge a person with an indictable offence were references to it being reasonably suspected that criminal proceedings are about to commence against the person in the Tribunal in respect of a Tribunal offence; and

                     (d)  paragraphs 17(1)(e) and (f), subsections 17(3) and (4) and sections 18 to 20A, 29, 29A and 44 to 45A of that Act were omitted.

40AD  Excluding property from restraining orders

                   If:

                     (a)  a court makes a restraining order under Part 2‑1 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 against property in respect of the Tribunal offence; and

                     (b)  a person having an interest in the property applies to the court under Division 3 of Part 2‑1 of that Act for an order varying the restraining order to exclude the person’s interest from the restraining order;

the court must grant the application if the court is satisfied that:

                     (c)  in a case where the applicant is not the defendant:

                              (i)  the applicant was not, in any way, involved in the commission of the Tribunal offence; and

                             (ii)  if the applicant acquired the interest at the time of or after the commission, or alleged commission, of the Tribunal offence—the property was not proceeds of the Tribunal offence; or

                     (d)  in any case—it is in the public interest to do so having regard to any financial hardship or other consequence of the interest remaining subject to the order.

40AE  When restraining order ceases to be in force

             (1)  If, at the end of the period of 1 month after the making of a restraining order in reliance on the proposed charging of a person with a Tribunal offence, the person has not been charged with the Tribunal offence or a related Tribunal offence, the order ceases to be in force at the end of that period.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  a restraining order is made in reliance on a person’s conviction of a Tribunal offence or the charging of a person with such an offence; or

                     (b)  a restraining order is made in reliance on the proposed charging of a person with a Tribunal offence and the person is, within 1 month after the making of the order, charged with the Tribunal offence or a related Tribunal offence;

the following provisions have effect:

                     (c)  if the charge is withdrawn and the person is not charged with a related Tribunal offence within 28 days after the day the charge is withdrawn, the restraining order ceases to be in force at the end of that period;

                     (d)  if the person is acquitted of the charge and the person is not charged with a related Tribunal offence within 28 days after the day the acquittal occurs, the restraining order ceases to be in force at the end of that period;

                     (e)  if some or all of the property subject to the restraining order is forfeited under Part 6, the restraining order, to the extent to which it relates to that property, ceases to be in force when that property is forfeited;

                      (f)  the restraining order ceases to be in force if and when it is revoked.

Subdivision CProduction orders relating to Tribunal offences

40AF  Applying for and making production orders

             (1)  An authorised officer may apply for a production order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in respect of the Tribunal offence that is the subject of the proceeds request, if authorised to do so by the Attorney‑General under section 40AB.

             (2)  Part 3‑2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 applies to the application, and to any production order made as a result.

             (3)  That Part applies as if:

                     (a)  references in that Part to an indictable offence or to a serious offence were references to the Tribunal offence that is the subject of the proceeds request; and

                     (b)  subparagraphs 202(5)(a)(ii) and (c)(ii), paragraph 202(5)(e) and subsection 205(1) of that Act were omitted.

40AG  Retaining produced documents

             (1)  An authorised officer who takes possession of a document under a production order made in respect of a Tribunal offence may retain the document pending a written direction from the Attorney‑General as to how to deal with the document.

             (2)  Directions from the Attorney‑General may include a direction that the document be sent to the Tribunal.

Subdivision DNotices to financial institutions

40AH  Giving notices to financial institutions

             (1)  A senior police officer may give a written notice to a financial institution requiring the institution to provide to an authorised officer any information or documents relevant to any one or more of the following:

                     (a)  determining whether an account is held by a specified person with the financial institution;

                     (b)  determining whether a particular person is a signatory to an account;

                     (c)  if a person holds an account with the institution, the current balance of the account;

                     (d)  details of transactions on such an account over a specified period of up to 6 months;

                     (e)  details of any related accounts (including names of those who hold those accounts);

                      (f)  a transaction conducted by the financial institution on behalf of a specified person.

             (2)  The senior police officer must not issue the notice unless he or she reasonably believes that giving the notice is required:

                     (a)  to determine whether to take any action under this Division, or under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in connection with the operation of this Division; or

                     (b)  in relation to proceedings under this Division, or under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in connection with the operation of this Division.

             (3)  A senior police officer is a person covered by paragraph 213(3)(a), (b) or (c) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

40AI  Contents of notices to financial institutions

                   The notice must:

                     (a)  state that the officer giving the notice believes that the notice is required:

                              (i)  to determine whether to take any action under this Division, or under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in connection with the operation of this Division; or

                             (ii)  in relation to proceedings under this Division, or under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in connection with the operation of this Division;

                            (as the case requires); and

                     (b)  specify the name of the financial institution; and

                     (c)  specify the kind of information or documents required to be provided; and

                     (d)  specify the form and manner in which that information or those documents are to be provided; and

                     (e)  state that the information or documents must be provided within 14 days after the day the notice is received; and

                      (f)  if the notice specifies that information about the notice must not be disclosed—set out the effect of section 40AL (disclosing existence or nature of a notice); and

                     (g)  set out the effect of section 40AM (failing to comply with a notice).

40AJ  Protection from suits etc. for those complying with notices

             (1)  No action, suit or proceeding lies against:

                     (a)  a financial institution; or

                     (b)  an officer, employee or agent of the institution acting in the course of that person’s employment or agency;

in relation to any action taken by the institution or person under a notice under section 40AH or in the mistaken belief that action was required under the notice.

             (2)  A financial institution which, or an officer, employee or agent of a financial institution who, provides information under a notice under section 40AH is taken, for the purposes of Part 10.2 of the Criminal Code (offences relating to money laundering), not to have been in possession of that information at any time.

40AK  Making false statements in applications

                   A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person makes a statement (whether orally, in a document or in any other way); and

                     (b)  the statement:

                              (i)  is false or misleading; or

                             (ii)  omits any matter or thing without which the statement is misleading; and

                     (c)  the statement is made in, or in connection with, a notice under section 40AH.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 12 months or 60 penalty units, or both.

40AL  Disclosing existence or nature of notice

                   A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is given a notice under section 40AH; and

                     (b)  the notice states that information about the notice must not be disclosed; and

                     (c)  the person discloses the existence or nature of the notice.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years or 120 penalty units, or both.

40AM  Failing to comply with a notice

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is given a notice under section 40AH; and

                     (b)  the person fails to comply with the notice.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years or 100 penalty units, or both.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the person fails to comply with the notice only because the person does not provide information or a document within the period specified in the notice; and

                     (b)  the person took all reasonable steps to provide the information or document within that period; and

                     (c)  the person provides the information or document as soon as practicable after the end of that period.

Note 1:       A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (2) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

Note 2:       Sections 137.1 and 137.2 of the Criminal Code also create offences for providing false or misleading information or documents.

Subdivision EMonitoring orders relating to Tribunal offences

40AN  Applying for and making monitoring orders

             (1)  An authorised officer may apply for a monitoring order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in respect of the Tribunal offence that is the subject of the proceeds request, if authorised to do so by the Attorney‑General under section 40AB.

             (2)  Part 3‑4 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 applies to the application, and to any monitoring order made as a result.

             (3)  That Part applies as if:

                     (a)  references in that Part to a serious offence were references to the Tribunal offence that is the subject of the proceeds request; and

                     (b)  disclosing the existence or the operation of the order for the purpose of complying with a person’s obligations under section 40AO of this Act were a purpose specified in subsection 223(4) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

40AO  Passing on information given under monitoring orders

                   If an enforcement agency is given information under a monitoring order made in relation to the Tribunal offence, the enforcement agency must, as soon as practicable after receiving the information, pass the information on to:

                     (a)  the Attorney‑General; or

                     (b)  an APS employee who is in the Department and who is specified by the Attorney‑General by written notice to the enforcement agency.

Subdivision FSearch warrants relating to proceeds of crime and evidential material

40AP  Applying for and issuing search warrants

             (1)  An authorised officer may apply for a search warrant under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in respect of the Tribunal offence that is the subject of the proceeds request, if authorised to do so by the Attorney‑General under section 40AB.

             (2)  Part 3‑5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 applies to the application, and to any POCA search warrant issued as a result.

             (3)  That Part applies as if:

                     (a)  a reference in that Part to tainted property were a reference to proceeds of the Tribunal offence that is the subject of the proceeds request; and

                     (b)  a reference in that Part to evidential material were a reference to evidential material as defined in section 4 of this Act for the purposes of this Subdivision; and

                     (c)  the words “or section 40AS, 40AT or 40AU of the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995” were inserted after “this Act” in paragraph 254(1)(a) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; and

                     (d)  paragraphs 227(1)(a), (b), (h) and (ha) and 228(1)(d) and (da) and sections 256 to 262 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 were omitted.

Note:          Sections 40AQ and 40AR of this Act also apply in relation to a POCA search warrant. Sections 40AS to 40AU of this Act also apply in relation to property or things seized under such a warrant.

40AQ  Contents of POCA search warrants

                   A POCA search warrant in relation to a Tribunal offence must state that the warrant authorises the seizure of property or a thing found by an authorised officer, or a person assisting in relation to the warrant, in the course of the search if the authorised officer or person assisting believes on reasonable grounds that:

                     (a)  the property or thing:

                              (i)  is proceeds of the Tribunal offence that are not of a kind specified in the warrant; or

                             (ii)  is evidential material relating to the Tribunal offence that is not of a kind specified in the warrant; or

                            (iii)  is proceeds of, or evidential material relating to, another Tribunal offence in relation to which a POCA search warrant is in force; or

                            (iv)  is relevant to a proceeding in the Tribunal in respect of the Tribunal offence; or

                             (v)  will afford evidence as to the commission of an offence against an Australian law; and

                     (b)  the seizure of the property or thing is necessary to prevent its concealment, loss or destruction or its use in committing an offence.

Note:          Subject to paragraph 40AP(3)(d), the POCA search warrant must also state the matters set out in section 227 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

40AR  Seizure of certain property or things found in the course of search

                   A POCA search warrant in relation to a Tribunal offence authorises an authorised officer, or a person assisting in relation to the warrant, to seize property or a thing found by the authorised officer or person assisting in the course of the search if the authorised officer or person assisting believes on reasonable grounds that:

                     (a)  the property or thing:

                              (i)  is proceeds of the Tribunal offence that are not of a kind specified in the warrant; or

                             (ii)  is evidential material relating to the Tribunal offence that is not of a kind specified in the warrant; or

                            (iii)  is proceeds of, or evidential material relating to, another Tribunal offence in relation to which a POCA search warrant is in force; or

                            (iv)  is relevant to a proceeding in the Tribunal in respect of the Tribunal offence; or

                             (v)  will afford evidence as to the commission of an offence against an Australian law; and

                     (b)  the seizure of the property or thing is necessary to prevent its concealment, loss or destruction or its use in committing an offence.

Note:          Subject to paragraph 40AP(3)(d), the POCA search warrant also authorises the things set out in section 228 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

40AS  Return of seized property to third parties

             (1)  A person who claims an interest in property that has been seized under a POCA search warrant in relation to a Tribunal offence may apply to a court for an order that the property be returned to the person.

             (2)  The court must be a court of the State or Territory in which the POCA search warrant was issued that has proceeds jurisdiction.

             (3)  The court must order the responsible enforcement agency head to return the property to the applicant if the court is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the applicant is entitled to possession of the property; and

                     (b)  the property is not proceeds of the relevant Tribunal offence; and

                     (c)  the person who is believed or alleged to have committed the relevant Tribunal offence has no interest in the property.

             (4)  If the court makes such an order, the responsible enforcement agency head must arrange for the property to be returned to the applicant.

             (5)  This section does not apply to property that has been seized under a POCA search warrant because:

                     (a)  it is evidential material; or

                     (b)  it is property of a kind referred to in subparagraph 40AR(a)(iv) or (v).

40AT  Dealing with certain seized property

             (1)  Property must be dealt with in accordance with this section if:

                     (a)  it has been seized under a POCA search warrant in relation to a Tribunal offence; and

                     (b)  it is not:

                              (i)  evidential material; or

                             (ii)  property of a kind referred to in subparagraph 40AR(a)(iv) or (v).

General rule—property to be returned after 30 days

             (2)  If, at the end of the period of 30 days after the day the property was seized:

                     (a)  a forfeiture order in relation to the property has not been registered in a court under Part 6; and

                     (b)  a restraining order has not been made as described in Subdivision B in respect of the property in relation to the Tribunal offence;

the responsible enforcement agency head must, unless subsection (3), (5) or (7) applies, arrange for the property to be returned to the person from whose possession it was seized as soon as practicable after the end of that period.

Effect of restraining orders being registered or obtained

             (3)  If, before the end of that period, a restraining order is made as described in Subdivision B in respect of the property in relation to the Tribunal offence, the responsible enforcement agency head:

                     (a)  if there is in force, at the end of that period, a direction by a court that the Official Trustee take custody and control of the property—must arrange for the property to be given to the Official Trustee in accordance with the direction; or

                     (b)  if there is in force at the end of that period an order under subsection (6) in relation to the property—must arrange for the property to be retained until it is dealt with in accordance with another provision of this Act or the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

             (4)  If the property is subject to a direction of a kind referred to in paragraph (3)(a), the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 applies to the property as if it were controlled property within the meaning of that Act.

Retaining property despite restraining orders

             (5)  If, at a time when the property is in the possession of the responsible enforcement agency head, a restraining order has been made as described in Subdivision B in respect of the property in relation to the Tribunal offence, the responsible enforcement agency head may apply:

                     (a)  to the court in which the restraining order was registered; or

                     (b)  to the court by which the restraining order was made;

for an order that the responsible enforcement agency head retain possession of the property.

             (6)  If the court is satisfied that the responsible enforcement agency head requires the property to be retained to give effect to the proceeds request, the court may make an order that the responsible enforcement agency head may retain the property for so long as the property is so required.

Effect of forfeiture orders by the Tribunal being registered or obtained

             (7)  If, while the property is in the possession of the responsible enforcement agency head, a forfeiture order in respect of the property is registered in a court under Part 6, the responsible enforcement agency head must deal with the property as required by the forfeiture order.

40AU  Dealing with evidential material and certain property or things seized under POCA search warrants

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  property or a thing (the seized item) is seized under a POCA search warrant in relation to a Tribunal offence; and

                     (b)  the seized item is:

                              (i)  evidential material; or

                             (ii)  property or a thing of a kind referred to in subparagraph 40AR(a)(iv); and

                     (c)  the seized item is seized by a person (the seizing officer) who is:

                              (i)  an authorised officer; or

                             (ii)  a person assisting in relation to the warrant.

             (2)  The seizing officer may retain the seized item for a period not exceeding 1 month pending a written direction from the Attorney‑General as to how to deal with the seized item.

             (3)  Without limiting the directions that may be given under subsection (2), the Attorney‑General may direct the seizing officer to send the seized item to the Tribunal.

205  Subsection 44(1)

Omit “in a specified court”.

206  Subsection 44(2)

Repeal the subsection.

207  Before subsection 45(1)

Insert:

       (1AA)  An application for the registration of an order in accordance with an authorisation under subsection 44(1) must be to a court with proceeds jurisdiction.

208  Subsection 45(1)

Omit “applies to a court for registration of an order in accordance with an authorisation under this Part”, substitute “so applies to a court with proceeds jurisdiction”.

209  Subsection 45(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  Subject to subsection 46(2), if a copy of a sealed copy of an order is faxed, emailed or sent by other electronic means, it is taken for the purposes of subsection (2) of this section to be the same as the sealed copy.

210  Subsection 46(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A registration effected by a court registering a copy of a sealed copy ceases to have effect after 45 days unless the sealed copy has been filed by then in that court.

211  Paragraph 46A(1)(a)

Omit “(within the meaning of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002)”.

212  Application of amendments

(1)       The amendments made by this Division apply in relation to a proceeds request made by a Tribunal to the Attorney‑General:

                     (a)  on or after the commencement of this item; or

                     (b)  before the commencement of this item, if, immediately before that commencement, the Attorney‑General had yet to make a decision on the request.

(2)       The amendments so apply:

                     (a)  whether property or a thing to which the proceeds request relates was acquired before, on or after that commencement; and

                     (b)  whether conduct or an offence to which the proceeds request relates occurred before, on or after that commencement.

Part 9Obligations of carriage service providers etc. to provide assistance, and recovery of costs for providing assistance

Telecommunications Act 1997

213  After paragraph 313(3)(ca)

Insert:

                   (cb)  assisting the investigation and prosecution of:

                              (i)  crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC (within the meaning of the International Criminal Court Act 2002); and

                             (ii)  Tribunal offences (within the meaning of the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995);

214  After paragraph 313(4)(ca)

Insert:

                   (cb)  assisting the investigation and prosecution of:

                              (i)  crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC (within the meaning of the International Criminal Court Act 2002); and

                             (ii)  Tribunal offences (within the meaning of the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995);

215  Application of amendments

            The amendments made by this Part apply in relation to giving help on or after the commencement of this item, whether conduct, a crime or an offence to which the help relates occurred before, on or after that commencement.

Schedule 2Amendments relating to mutual assistance in criminal matters

Part 1Search warrants

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987

1  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

benefit has the same meaning as in the Proceeds of Crime Act.

2  Subsection 3(1) (definition of evidential material)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

evidential material means:

                     (a)  in Subdivision F of Division 2 of Part VI—evidence relating to:

                              (i)  property in relation to which a foreign forfeiture order or foreign restraining order has been or could be made; or

                             (ii)  property of a person in relation to whom a foreign pecuniary penalty order has been or could be made; or

                            (iii)  tainted property; or

                            (iv)  benefits derived from the commission of a foreign serious offence; or

                     (b)  otherwise—a thing relevant to a proceeding or investigation, including such a thing in electronic form.

3  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

person assisting has the same meaning as in the Proceeds of Crime Act.

POCA search warrant means a search warrant issued under Part 3‑5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act in relation to a foreign serious offence.

4  Subsection 3(1) (definition of property‑tracking document)

Repeal the definition.

5  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

responsible enforcement agency head means the head of the enforcement agency whose authorised officer is responsible for executing a POCA search warrant.

tainted property means:

                     (a)  proceeds of a foreign serious offence; or

                     (b)  an instrument of a foreign serious offence.

6  Subsection 34ZB(2)

Before “search”, insert “POCA”.

7  Subsection 34ZB(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  However, Part 3‑5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act applies as if:

                     (a)  a reference in that Part to tainted property were a reference to tainted property within the meaning of this Act; and

                     (b)  a reference in that Part to evidential material were a reference to evidential material as defined in subsection 3(1) of this Act for the purposes of this Subdivision; and

                     (c)  the words “or section 34ZD, 34ZE or 34ZF of the Mutual Assistance Act” were inserted after “this Act” in paragraph 254(1)(a) of the Proceeds of Crime Act; and

                     (d)  paragraphs 227(1)(a), (b), (h) and (ha) and 228(1)(d) and (da) and sections 256 to 262 of the Proceeds of Crime Act were omitted.

Note:          Sections 34ZC and 34ZCA of this Act also apply in relation to a POCA search warrant. Sections 34ZD to 34ZF of this Act also apply in relation to property or things seized under such a warrant.

8  Section 34ZC

Repeal the section, substitute:

34ZC  Contents of POCA search warrants

                   A POCA search warrant in relation to a foreign serious offence must state that the warrant authorises the seizure of property or a thing found by an authorised officer, or a person assisting in relation to the warrant, in the course of the search if the authorised officer or person assisting believes on reasonable grounds that:

                     (a)  the property or thing:

                              (i)  is tainted property of the foreign serious offence that is not of a kind specified in the warrant; or

                             (ii)  is evidential material relating to the foreign serious offence that is not of a kind specified in the warrant; or

                            (iii)  is tainted property of, or evidential material relating to, another foreign serious offence in relation to which a POCA search warrant is in force; or

                            (iv)  is relevant to a criminal proceeding in respect of the foreign serious offence in the foreign country that requested the assistance referred to in section 34ZG in relation to that offence; or

                             (v)  will afford evidence as to the commission of an Australian criminal offence; and

                     (b)  the seizure of the property or thing is necessary to prevent its concealment, loss or destruction or its use in committing an offence.

Note:          Subject to paragraph 34ZB(3)(d), the POCA search warrant must also state the matters set out in section 227 of the Proceeds of Crimes Act.

34ZCA  Seizure of certain property or things found in the course of search

                   A POCA search warrant in relation to a foreign serious offence authorises an authorised officer, or a person assisting in relation to the warrant, to seize property or a thing found by the authorised officer or person assisting in the course of the search if the authorised officer or person assisting believes on reasonable grounds that:

                     (a)  the property or thing:

                              (i)  is tainted property of the foreign serious offence that is not of a kind specified in the warrant; or

                             (ii)  is evidential material relating to the foreign serious offence that is not of a kind specified in the warrant; or

                            (iii)  is tainted property of, or evidential material relating to, another foreign serious offence in relation to which a POCA search warrant is in force; or

                            (iv)  is relevant to a criminal proceeding in respect of the foreign serious offence in the foreign country that requested the assistance referred to in section 34ZG in relation to that offence; or

                             (v)  will afford evidence as to the commission of an Australian criminal offence; and

                     (b)  the seizure of the property or thing is necessary to prevent its concealment, loss or destruction or its use in committing an offence.

Note:          Subject to paragraph 34ZB(3)(d), the POCA search warrant also authorises the things set out in section 228 of the Proceeds of Crimes Act.

9  Subsection 34ZD(1)

Omit “(other than a property‑tracking document) that has been seized under a search warrant issued under Part 3‑5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act”, substitute “that has been seized under a POCA search warrant”.

10  Subsection 34ZD(2)

Before “warrant”, insert “POCA search”.

11  Subsection 34ZD(3)

Omit “head of the authorised officer’s enforcement agency”, substitute “responsible enforcement agency head”.

12  Paragraph 34ZD(3)(b)

Omit “proceeds or an instrument”, substitute “tainted property”.

13  Subsection 34ZD(4)

Omit “head of the authorised officer’s enforcement agency”, substitute “responsible enforcement agency head”.

14  Subsection 34ZD(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (5)  This section does not apply to property that has been seized under a POCA search warrant because:

                     (a)  it is evidential material; or

                     (b)  it is property of a kind referred to in subparagraph 34ZCA(a)(iv) or (v).

15  Section 34ZE (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

34ZE  Dealing with certain seized property

16  Subsection 34ZE(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  Property must be dealt with in accordance with this section if:

                     (a)  it has been seized under a POCA search warrant in relation to a foreign serious offence; and

                     (b)  it is not:

                              (i)  evidential material; or

                             (ii)  property of a kind referred to in subparagraph 34ZCA(a)(iv) or (v).

17  Subsections 34ZE(2), (3) and (5)

Omit “head of the enforcement agency whose authorised officer seized the property”, substitute “responsible enforcement agency head”.

18  Subsection 34ZE(5)

Omit “head of the enforcement agency” (second and third occurring), substitute “responsible enforcement agency head”.

19  Subsection 34ZE(6)

Omit “head of the enforcement agency” (wherever occurring), substitute “responsible enforcement agency head”.

20  Subsection 34ZE(7)

Omit “head of the enforcement agency whose authorised officer seized it”, substitute “responsible enforcement agency head”.

21  Subsection 34ZE(7)

Omit “head of the enforcement agency must”, substitute “responsible enforcement agency head must”.

22  Section 34ZF

Repeal the section, substitute:

34ZF  Dealing with evidential material and certain property or things seized under POCA search warrants

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  property or a thing (the seized item) is seized under a POCA search warrant in relation to a foreign serious offence; and

                     (b)  the seized item is:

                              (i)  evidential material; or

                             (ii)  property or a thing of a kind referred to in subparagraph 34ZCA(a)(iv); and

                     (c)  the seized item is seized by a person (the seizing officer) who is:

                              (i)  an authorised officer; or

                             (ii)  a person assisting in relation to the warrant.

             (2)  The seizing officer may retain the seized item for a period not exceeding 1 month pending a written direction from the Attorney‑General as to how to deal with the seized item.

             (3)  Without limiting the directions that may be given under subsection (2), the Attorney‑General may direct the seizing officer to send the seized item to an authority of the foreign country that requested the assistance referred to in section 34ZG in relation to the foreign serious offence.

23  Application provisions

(1)       The amendments of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987 (the MACM Act) made by this Part apply in relation to an application made under Part 3‑5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act on or after the commencement of this item:

                     (a)  whether property or a thing to which the application relates was acquired before, on or after that commencement; and

                     (b)  whether the conduct to which the application relates occurred before, on or after that commencement; and

                     (c)  whether the authorisation relating to the application was given under section 34ZG of the MACM Act before, on or after that commencement.

(2)       The amendments of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987 (the MACM Act) made by this Part apply in relation to a POCA search warrant issued on or after the commencement of this item:

                     (a)  whether property or a thing to which the warrant relates was acquired before, on or after that commencement; and

                     (b)  whether the conduct to which the warrant relates occurred before, on or after that commencement; and

                     (c)  whether the application for the warrant was made before, on or after that commencement; and

                     (d)  whether the authorisation relating to the application for the warrant was given under section 34ZG of the MACM Act before, on or after that commencement.

Part 2Production of documents or other articles

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987

24  Paragraph 13(2)(b)

Omit “the Magistrate or Judge shall”, substitute “a Magistrate or eligible Federal Circuit Court Judge must”.

25  Paragraph 13(2)(b)

Omit “by the Magistrate”, substitute “by that Magistrate”.

26  Subsection 13(2D)

Omit “the Magistrate or Judge must”, substitute “a Magistrate or eligible Federal Circuit Court Judge must”.

27  Subsection 13(2D)

Omit “by the Magistrate”, substitute “by that Magistrate”.

28  Application provision

The amendments of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987 made by this Part apply in relation to the following:

                     (a)  a requirement to produce documents or other articles that is made on or after the commencement of this item;

                     (b)  a requirement to produce documents or other articles that is made before the commencement of this item if:

                              (i)  the documents or other articles had not been produced immediately before the commencement of this item; or

                             (ii)  the documents or other articles were produced before the commencement of this item but, immediately before that commencement, the documents (or copies of the documents) or other articles had not been sent to the Attorney‑General as required by paragraph 13(2)(b) or subsection 13(2D) of that Act.

Part 3Other amendments

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987

29  Subsection 3(1) (definition of carrier)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

carrier has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (other than Part 5‑4 or 5‑4A of that Act).

30  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of foreign forfeiture order)

After “foreign country”, insert “by a court or other judicial authority”.

31  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of foreign forfeiture order)

Omit “made under the law of a foreign country”, substitute “direction, notice, decree or other decision (however described), made under the law of a foreign country by a court or other judicial authority”.

32  Subsection 3(1) (definition of foreign pecuniary penalty order)

After “foreign country”, insert “by a court or other judicial authority”.

33  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of foreign restraining order)

After “foreign country”, insert “(whether or not by a court)”.

34  After subsection 3(1)

Insert:

       (1AA)  A reference to an order in the definitions of foreign forfeiture order, foreign pecuniary penalty order and foreign restraining order in subsection (1) includes a reference to a declaration, direction, notice, decree or other decision (however described).

35  Paragraph 34P(3)(c)

Omit “and (iii) and (c)(ii) and (iii)”, substitute “and (c)(ii)”.

36  Section 34W

Before “A person”, insert “(1)”.

37  Section 34W (penalty)

Repeal the penalty, substitute:

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years or 100 penalty units, or both.

38  Section 34W (note)

Repeal the note.

39  At the end of section 34W

Add:

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the person fails to comply with the notice only because the person does not provide information or a document within the period specified in the notice; and

                     (b)  the person took all reasonable steps to provide the information or document within that period; and

                     (c)  the person provides the information or document as soon as practicable after the end of that period.

Note 1:       A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (2) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

Note 2:       Sections 137.1 and 137.2 of the Criminal Code also create offences for providing false or misleading information or documents.

40  Application provisions

(1)       The amendments of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987 made by items 30 to 34 of this Part apply in relation to a foreign forfeiture order, foreign pecuniary penalty order or foreign restraining order made before, on or after the commencement of this item.

(2)       Subsection 34W(2) of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987, as inserted by this Part, applies in relation to a notice given on or after the commencement of this item.

Schedule 3Amendment of the Extradition Act 1988

  

Extradition Act 1988

1  After subsection 26(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  If a person is brought before a magistrate, eligible Federal Circuit Court Judge or court as referred to in paragraph (1)(ca), the magistrate, Judge or court must order:

                     (a)  the discharge of the recognisances on which bail was granted; and

                     (b)  that the person be committed to prison to await surrender under the warrant.

2  At the end of section 35

Add:

             (7)  If:

                     (a)  the Federal Court makes an order under subsection (2) that the person be surrendered to New Zealand or confirming an order under paragraph 34(1)(c); or

                     (b)  on appeal, the Full Court or the High Court makes an order that the person be surrendered to New Zealand or confirming such an order;

the Federal Court, the Full Court or the High Court (as the case may be) must order that the person be committed to prison pending the execution of the surrender warrant.

3  Application of amendments

             (1)  The amendment of section 26 of the Extradition Act 1988 made by this Schedule applies in relation to surrender warrants issued after the commencement of this item.

             (2)  The amendment of section 35 of the Extradition Act 1988 made by this Schedule applies in relation to an order referred to in paragraph 35(7)(a) or (b) made after the commencement of this item.

Schedule 4Amendments relating to foreign evidence

  

Foreign Evidence Act 1994

1  Paragraphs 20(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “that State”, substitute “a State”.

2  At the end of subsection 20(2)

Add:

               ; or (d)  a proceeding under a law of a Territory (other than the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory) that is prescribed by the regulations as a law that corresponds to a proceeds of crime law.

3  Section 26

Repeal the section, substitute:

26  Evidentiary certificates relating to requests made to foreign countries

             (1)  The Attorney‑General may issue a written certificate signed by the Attorney‑General certifying that specified documents or things were obtained as a result of a request made to a foreign country by or on behalf of the Attorney‑General.

             (2)  In any proceeding to which this Part applies, a certificate under subsection (1) is prima facie evidence of the matters stated in the certificate.

4  After section 27A

Insert:

27AA  Evidentiary certificates relating to requests made to foreign countries

             (1)  The Attorney‑General may issue a written certificate signed by the Attorney‑General certifying that specified documents or things were obtained as a result of a request made to a foreign country by or on behalf of the Attorney‑General.

             (2)  In any terrorism‑related proceeding, a certificate under subsection (1) is prima facie evidence of the matters stated in the certificate.

5  Section 35

Repeal the section, substitute:

35  Evidentiary certificates relating to requests made to foreign business authorities

             (1)  The Chairperson of ASIC may issue a written certificate signed by the Chairperson of ASIC certifying that specified documents or things were obtained as a result of a request made to a foreign business authority by ASIC.

             (2)  The Deputy Chairperson of ASIC may issue a written certificate signed by the Deputy Chairperson of ASIC certifying that specified documents or things were obtained as a result of a request made to a foreign business authority by ASIC.

             (3)  In any proceeding to which this Part applies, a certificate under subsection (1) or (2) is prima facie evidence of the matters stated in the certificate.

6  Application provision

The amendments of the Foreign Evidence Act 1994 made by items 1 and 2 of this Schedule apply in relation to a proceeding that commences before, on or after the commencement of this item.

Schedule 5Protecting vulnerable persons

  

Crimes Act 1914

1  Section 15YR (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

15YR  Publication identifying child witnesses, child complainants or vulnerable adult complainants

2  Subparagraph 15YR(1)(c)(i)

After “child witness”, insert “, child complainant”.

3  At the end of paragraph 15YR(1A)(a)

Add “or child complainant”.

4  Application of amendments

The amendments of the Crimes Act 1914 made by this Schedule apply in relation to proceedings instituted after the commencement of this item (whether the proceedings are for offences committed, or alleged to have been committed, before or after the commencement of this item).

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Law Enforcement Integrity, Vulnerable Witness Protection and Other Measures) Act 2013

5  Item 93 of Schedule 2

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

6  At the end of item 93 of Schedule 2

Add:

(2)       The amendments made by Part 1 of this Schedule also apply in relation to proceedings instituted after the commencement of Schedule 5 to the Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Act 2016 (whether the proceedings are for offences committed, or alleged to have been committed, before or after the commencement of this Schedule).

Schedule 6Slavery‑like offences and relevant evidence

Part 1Slavery‑like offences

Crimes Act 1914

1  Paragraph 15Y(1)(c)

Omit “slavery‑like conditions”, substitute “slavery‑like offences”.

2  Paragraph 15Y(1)(caa)

Omit “and debt bondage”.

3  Paragraph 15Y(2)(a)

Omit “slavery‑like conditions”, substitute “slavery‑like offences”.

4  Paragraph 15Y(2)(b)

Omit “and debt bondage”.

Criminal Code Act 1995

5  Division 270 of the Criminal Code (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 270Slavery and slavery‑like offences

6  Section 270.1A of the Criminal Code

Insert:

debt bondage is the condition of a person (the first person) if:

                     (a)  the condition arises from a pledge:

                              (i)  by the first person of the personal services of the first person; or

                             (ii)  by another person of the personal services of the first person, and the first person is under the other person’s control; or

                            (iii)  by the first person of the personal services of another person who is under the first person’s control; and

                     (b)  the pledge is made as security for a debt owed, or claimed to be owed, (including any debt incurred, or claimed to be incurred, after the pledge is given) by the person making the pledge; and

                     (c)  any of the following apply:

                              (i)  the debt owed or claimed to be owed is manifestly excessive;

                             (ii)  the reasonable value of those services is not applied toward the liquidation of the debt or purported debt;

                            (iii)  the length and nature of those services are not respectively limited and defined.

7  Section 270.1A of the Criminal Code (at the end of the definition of slavery‑like offence)

Add:

                   ; (e)  section 270.7C (debt bondage).

8  Subdivision C of Division 270 of the Criminal Code (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Subdivision CSlavery‑like offences

9  After section 270.7B of the Criminal Code

Insert:

270.7C  Offence of debt bondage

                   A person commits an offence of debt bondage if:

                     (a)  the person engages in conduct that causes another person to enter into debt bondage; and

                     (b)  the person intends to cause the other person to enter into debt bondage.

Penalty:

                     (a)  in the case of an aggravated offence (see section 270.8)—imprisonment for 7 years; or

                     (b)  in any other case—imprisonment for 4 years.

10  Division 271 of the Criminal Code (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 271Trafficking in persons

11  Section 271.1A of the Criminal Code (note)

Omit “forced labour and forced marriage. Subdivision C of this Division deals with debt bondage”, substitute “forced labour, forced marriage and debt bondage”.

12  Subdivision C of Division 271 of the Criminal Code

Repeal the Subdivision.

13  Section 271.10 of the Criminal Code

Omit “271.7F, 271.7G, 271.8 or 271.9”, substitute “271.7F or 271.7G”.

14  Paragraph 271.11A(1)(b) of the Criminal Code

Omit “victim; or”, substitute “victim.”.

15  Paragraph 271.11A(1)(c) of the Criminal Code

Repeal the paragraph.

16  Paragraph 279.1(a) of the Criminal Code

Omit “slavery‑like conditions”, substitute “slavery‑like offences”.

17  Paragraph 279.1(b) of the Criminal Code

Omit “and debt bondage”.

18  Dictionary in the Criminal Code

Insert:

confiscate, in relation to a person’s travel or identity document, has the same meaning as in Division 271 (see section 271.1).

19  Dictionary in the Criminal Code (definition of debt bondage)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

debt bondage has the same meaning as in Division 270 (see section 270.1A).

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

20  Subparagraph 5D(3A)(a)(ii)

Omit “270.8 (slavery or slavery‑like conditions)”, substitute “270.7C (slavery or slavery‑like offences)”.

21  At the end of subparagraph 5D(3A)(a)(v)

Add “or”.

22  Subparagraph 5D(3A)(a)(vi)

Repeal the subparagraph.

Part 2Relevant evidence

Criminal Code Act 1995

23  Subsection 270.10(1) of the Criminal Code

Omit all the words after “determining”, substitute:

                   whether, in relation to a person (the alleged victim) against whom the offence is alleged to have been committed:

                     (a)  in the case of an offence against this Subdivision—the alleged victim has been coerced, threatened or deceived; or

                     (b)  in the case of an offence against section 270.5—the alleged victim was significantly deprived of personal freedom; or

                     (c)  in the case of an offence against section 270.7B—the alleged victim was incapable of understanding the nature and effect of a marriage ceremony; or

                     (d)  in the case of an offence against section 270.7C—another person has caused the alleged victim to enter into debt bondage.

24  Paragraphs 270.10(2)(a) and (b) of the Criminal Code

Omit “the alleged victim and the alleged offender”, substitute “the alleged victim, the alleged offender or a family member of the alleged victim or alleged offender, and any other person”.

25  At the end of subparagraph 270.10(2)(c)(iii) of the Criminal Code

Add “or any other person”.

26  At the end of section 270.10 of the Criminal Code

Add:

             (4)  In this section:

family member of a person means:

                     (a)  the person’s spouse or de facto partner; or

                     (b)  a parent, step‑parent or grandparent of the person; or

                     (c)  a child, step‑child or grandchild of the person; or

                     (d)  a brother, sister, step‑brother or step‑sister of the person; or

                     (e)  a guardian or carer of the person.

             (5)  For the purposes of this section, the family members of a person are taken to include the following (without limitation):

                     (a)  a de facto partner of the person;

                     (b)  someone who is the child of the person, or of whom the person is the child, because of the definition of child in the Dictionary;

                     (c)  anyone else who would be a member of the person’s family if someone mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) is taken to be a family member of the person.

27  Paragraph 271.11A(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

Omit “or BB”.

28  Paragraphs 271.11A(2)(a) and (b) of the Criminal Code

Omit “the alleged victim and the alleged offender”, substitute “the alleged victim, the alleged offender or a family member of the alleged victim or alleged offender, and any other person”.

29  At the end of subparagraph 271.11A(2)(c)(iii) of the Criminal Code

Add “or any other person”.

30  At the end of section 271.11A of the Criminal Code

Add:

             (5)  In this section:

family member of a person means:

                     (a)  the person’s spouse or de facto partner; or

                     (b)  a parent, step‑parent or grandparent of the person; or

                     (c)  a child, step‑child or grandchild of the person; or

                     (d)  a brother, sister, step‑brother or step‑sister of the person; or

                     (e)  a guardian or carer of the person.

             (6)  For the purposes of this section, the family members of a person are taken to include the following (without limitation):

                     (a)  a de facto partner of the person;

                     (b)  someone who is the child of the person, or of whom the person is the child, because of the definition of child in the Dictionary;

                     (c)  anyone else who would be a member of the person’s family if someone mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) is taken to be a family member of the person.

Part 3Application and transitional provisions

31  Application of amendments

(1)       The amendments made by Part 1 of this Schedule apply in relation to conduct engaged in on or after the commencement of this item.

(2)       The amendments made by Part 2 of this Schedule apply in relation to proceedings for offences instituted after the commencement of this item (whether the proceedings are for offences committed, or alleged to have been committed, before or after the commencement of this item).

32  Transitional—serious offences

Paragraph 5D(3A)(a) of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 has effect after the commencement of this item (in addition to its effect as amended by this Act) as if it also contained a reference to the following provisions of the Criminal Code, as in force immediately before the commencement of this item:

                     (a)  section 271.8;

                     (b)  section 271.9.

Schedule 7Amendment of the War Crimes Act 1945

  

War Crimes Act 1945

1  Section 21

Repeal the section, substitute:

21  Reporting

             (1)  If either or both of the following is started or carried on at any time during a financial year:

                     (a)  an investigation of a suspected offence against this Act;

                     (b)  a proceeding for an alleged offence against this Act;

the Attorney‑General must, as soon as practicable after the end of the financial year, cause a report about the operation of this Act during the year to be prepared.

             (2)  The report must include the following information:

                     (a)  the number of suspected offences against this Act under investigation during the year;

                     (b)  the number of proceedings for alleged offences against this Act started or carried on during the year;

                     (c)  the resources available during the year for the purposes of investigating such suspected offences and carrying on such proceedings;

                     (d)  the anticipated timetable for finalising:

                              (i)  investigations of such suspected offences; and

                             (ii)  such proceedings.

             (3)  The Attorney‑General must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sittings days of that House after the report is prepared.

2  Application of amendments

Section 21 of the War Crimes Act 1945, as substituted by this Schedule, applies in relation to the financial year starting on 1 July 2016 and each later financial year.

Schedule 8Amendment of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979

Part 1Drug testing

Australian Federal Police Act 1979

1  Subsection 40LA(4)

Omit “if the screening test subject is an AFP employee or a special member”.

2  Section 40M (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

40M  Prescribed persons may require AFP appointees to undergo alcohol screening tests, alcohol breath tests or prohibited drug tests etc.

3  Subsection 40M(1)

Omit “AFP employee, or a special member,”, substitute “AFP appointee”.

4  Paragraph 40M(2)(a)

Omit “AFP employee or a special member”, substitute “AFP appointee”.

5  Subsection 40M(3)

Omit “AFP employee or a special member”, substitute “AFP appointee”.

6  Subsection 40N(1)

Omit “AFP employee or special member”, substitute “AFP appointee”.

7  Subsection 40N(1) (note)

Omit “the employee or special member”, substitute “the AFP appointee”.

8  Subsection 40N(2)

Omit “a member or a special member”, substitute “an AFP appointee”.

9  Subsection 40N(2)

Omit “the member or special member” (wherever occurring), substitute “the AFP appointee”.

10  Subsection 40N(3)

Omit “AFP employee or special member”, substitute “AFP appointee”.

11  Subsection 40N(4)

Omit “AFP employee or a special member”, substitute “AFP appointee”.

12  Subsection 40N(4)

Omit “the employee or special member”, substitute “the AFP appointee”.

13  Subsection 40N(5)

Omit “AFP employee or a special member”, substitute “AFP appointee”.

14  Section 40P

Before “For”, insert “(1)”.

15  At the end of section 40P

Add:

             (2)  Despite subsection 14(2) of the Legislation Act 2003, regulations made for the purposes of section 40LA, 40M or 40N may make provision in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating any matter contained in a standard published by, or on behalf of, Standards Australia or published jointly by, or on behalf of, Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand:

                     (a)  as in force or existing at a particular time; or

                     (b)  as in force or existing from time to time.

16  Paragraph 40Q(a)

Omit “AFP employee or a special member”, substitute “AFP appointee”.

17  Section 40Q

Omit “employee, special member or AFP appointee” (first occurring), substitute “AFP appointee”.

18  Paragraph 40Q(d)

Omit “to terminate the employment of the employee or the AFP appointee or to terminate the appointment of the special member or the AFP appointee”, substitute “to terminate the employment or appointment of the AFP appointee”.

19  Paragraph 40Q(f)

Omit “employee, special member or AFP appointee”, substitute “AFP appointee”.

Part 2Other amendments

Australian Federal Police Act 1979

20  Subsection 30A(2)

Omit “90 days”, substitute “180 days”.

21  Application of amendment

The amendment made by this Part applies in relation to notices of resignation given after the commencement of this item.

Schedule 9Amendment of the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006

Part 1Reports about physical currency

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006

1  After subsection 53(8) (before the notes)

Insert:

             (9)  If a report under this section in respect of the movement of physical currency out of Australia is to be given electronically, the report must be given to the AUSTRAC CEO using an electronic system prescribed by the AML/CTF Rules.

2  After paragraph 54(1)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  if the movement of the physical currency is to be effected by a person taking the physical currency out of Australia with the person, and the report is to be given using an electronic system referred to in subsection 53(9)—within the period prescribed by the AML/CTF Rules (which must end at or before the time worked out under subsection (3)); or

3  Paragraph 54(1)(b)

After “with the person”, insert “, and paragraph (aa) does not apply”.

4  Subsection 54(3)

Omit “paragraph (1)(b)”, substitute “paragraphs (1)(aa) and (b)”.

5  Application of amendments

The amendments made by this Part apply in relation to a movement of physical currency out of Australia after the commencement of this Schedule.

Part 2The Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006

6  Section 5 (after paragraph (ge) of the definition of designated agency)

Insert:

                    (gf)  the Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission; or

7  Application of amendment

(1)       The amendment of section 5 of the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006 made by this Part applies in relation to disclosures of, and access to, information after this item commences, whether the information was obtained before, on or after that commencement.

(2)       For the purposes of the Anti‑Money Laundering and CounterTerrorism Financing Act 2006, if information is disclosed in accordance with a provision of that Act to an official of the Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission before this item commences, the information is taken to have been disclosed to an official of a designated agency.

Schedule 10Amendment of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

  

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

1  After subsection 4(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  For all purposes, if an expression defined in subsection (1) contains “ACC”, the expression when used as so defined may also be referred to by replacing “ACC” with any name or acronym specified under subsection 7(1A).

Example:    Expressions to which this subsection applies, including the following, may be used in a document by replacing “ACC” with any name or acronym by which the ACC may also be known:

(a)    ACC information;

(b)    ACC operation/investigation;

(c)    member of the staff of the ACC.

          (1B)  Subsection (1A) does not limit subsection 7(1A).

2  Subsection 7(1A)

Omit “a name”, substitute “one or more names or acronyms”.

3  At the end of subsection 7(1A)

Add:

Note:          See also subsections 4(1A) and (1B), 7B(1A) and 37(5).

4  After subsection 7B(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  The Board of the ACC may also refer to itself, and be referred to, by replacing “ACC” with any name or acronym specified under subsection 7(1A).

5  At the end of section 37

Add:

             (5)  The Chief Executive Officer of the ACC may also refer to himself or herself, and be referred to, by replacing “ACC” with any name or acronym specified under subsection 7(1A).

Schedule 11Amendment of the AusCheck Act 2007

  

AusCheck Act 2007

1  Subsection 4(1)

Insert:

major national event has the meaning given by section 5A.

2  After section 5

Insert:

5A  Declaration of major national events

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, declare that a specified event is a major national event for the purposes of this Act.

             (2)  The Minister must not make a declaration under subsection (1) in relation to an event unless the Minister is satisfied that it is in the national interest that the Commonwealth be involved in the conduct and coordination of background checks in connection with the accreditation of individuals in relation to the event.

             (3)  In considering whether to make a declaration under subsection (1) in relation to an event, the Minister may have regard to:

                     (a)  the significance of the event; and

                     (b)  the need (if any) to coordinate security arrangements in relation to the event with one or more States or Territories or one or more foreign governments; and

                     (c)  any risk assessment relating to the event; and

                     (d)  the potential impact of any security incident relating to the event on Australia’s reputation; and

                     (e)  the anticipated attendees at the event; and

                      (f)  any other matter the Minister considers relevant.

3  At the end of subsection 8(1)

Add:

               ; or (d)  the check is of an individual in connection with the accreditation of the individual in relation to a major national event.

4  After subsection 8(2)

Insert:

Background checks in connection with major national events

          (2A)  If paragraph (1)(d) applies, the background check must be conducted:

                     (a)  for purposes related to matters that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and that cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation; or

                     (b)  for purposes involving, or for purposes related to, the collection and transmission of information by a communication using a postal, telegraphic, telephonic or other like service; or

                     (c)  in, or for purposes related to, a Territory; or

                     (d)  in or with respect to a Commonwealth place (within the meaning of the Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970); or

                     (e)  in the course of, or for purposes related to, trade or commerce with other countries, and among the States; or

                      (f)  in relation to a person who is an employee of, an office holder in, or otherwise connected with, a corporation to which paragraph 51(xx) of the Constitution applies, where the results of the check are relevant to:

                              (i)  the relationship between the person and the corporation; or

                             (ii)  the protection of the corporation; or

                            (iii)  the activities of the corporation; or

                     (g)  for purposes related to external affairs; or

                     (h)  for purposes related to the background checking of, or the protection of, aliens; or

                      (i)  for purposes related to:

                              (i)  Australia’s national security; or

                             (ii)  the defence of Australia; or

                            (iii)  a national emergency; or

                            (iv)  the prevention of conduct to which Part 5.3 or 5.5 of the Criminal Code applies; or

                      (j)  by way of the provision of a service, for a purpose of the Commonwealth, to:

                              (i)  the Commonwealth; or

                             (ii)  an authority of the Commonwealth; or

                     (k)  for purposes related to matters incidental to the execution of any of the legislative powers of the Parliament or the executive power of the Commonwealth.

5  At the end of section 8

Add:

Definitions

             (5)  A term used in subsection (2A) and the Constitution has the same meaning in that subsection as it has in the Constitution.

6  After section 10

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10AA  Matters covered by the AusCheck scheme—background checks in connection with major national events

             (1)  The AusCheck scheme may, for the purposes of paragraph 8(1)(d), make provision for and in relation to any of the following:

                     (a)  the giving to the Secretary of information, relating to an individual in respect of whom a background check is conducted, that is directly necessary for the purpose of conducting the background check;

                     (b)  the criteria against which a background check is to be assessed;

                     (c)  the decision or decisions that may be made as a result of a background check;

                     (d)  the form of advice to be given to an individual in respect of whom a background check is conducted;

                     (e)  the form of advice to be given to other persons about the outcome of a background check.

             (2)  The matters referred to in subsection (1) may relate to:

                     (a)  all background checks to be conducted for the purposes of paragraph 8(1)(d); or

                     (b)  a specified class of background checks.