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SLI 2013 No. 4 Regulations as made
This regulation implements Australia's mutual assistance obligations under the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s11 item 01
Registered 18 Feb 2013
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate25-Feb-2013
Tabled HR12-Mar-2013
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Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (Cybercrime) Regulation 2013

 

Select Legislative Instrument No. 4, 2013

I, Quentin Bryce, Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation under the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987.

Dated              14 February 2013

Quentin Bryce

Governor‑General

By Her Excellency’s Command

Mark Dreyfus

Attorney‑General

 

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Name of regulation.............................................................................. 1

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

3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 1

5............ Application of Act to foreign countries that are parties to Convention 1


1  Name of regulation

                   This regulation is the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (Cybercrime) Regulation 2013.

2  Commencement

                   This regulation commences on 1 March 2013.

Note:          The commencement day is the day the Convention enters into force for Australia.

3  Authority

                   This regulation is made under the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987.

4  Definitions

                   In this regulation:

Act means the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987.

Convention means the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, done at Budapest on 23 November 2001.

Note:          In 2013, the text of the Convention was accessible through the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (www.austlii.edu.au).

5  Application of Act to foreign countries that are parties to Convention

                   For paragraph 7(2)(b) of the Act, the application of the Act to a foreign country that is a party to the Convention is subject to the Convention.

Note 1:       Articles 36 and 37 of the Convention set out how a country becomes a party to the Convention.

Note 2:       In 2013, a list of parties to the Convention was on the Council of Europe website (http://hub.coe.int/).