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This instrument defers the sunsetting date of the Australian Crime Commission Regulations 2002 from 1 April 2018 to 1 April 2019.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 21 Dec 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate05-Feb-2018
Tabled HR05-Feb-2018
Date of repeal 02 Apr 2019
Repealed by Self Repealing
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Legislation (Deferral of Sunsetting—Australian Crime Commission Regulations) Certificate 2017

I, George Brandis QC, Attorney‑General, make the following certificate.

Dated   19 December 2017

George Brandis QC

Attorney‑General

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

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

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

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

5  Statement of reasons for issue of certificate.............................................................................. 1

6  Deferral of sunsetting of the Regulations................................................................................. 1

7  Repeal of this instrument.......................................................................................................... 2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Legislation (Deferral of Sunsetting—Australian Crime Commission Regulations) Certificate 2017.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument 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.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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

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

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under paragraph 51(1)(c) of the Legislation Act 2003.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Legislation Act means the Legislation Act 2003.

Regulations means the Australian Crime Commission Regulations 2002.

5  Statement of reasons for issue of certificate

                   For the purposes of paragraph 51(2)(a) of the Legislation Act, this section sets out the statement of the reasons for the issue of this certificate.

Statement of reasons

                   I am satisfied that the Regulations would, apart from the operation of Part 4 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act, be likely to cease to be in force within 12 months after the sunsetting day for the Regulations.

                   The Regulations prescribe a number of matters related to the operations of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), including the disclosure of ACIC information and national policing information, relevant allowances and procedural requirements for warrants and summons.        The Regulations define ‘national policing information’, which is a key term that underpins the ability of the agency to perform national policing information functions.

In July 2017, the Government announced the creation of the new Home Affairs portfolio, incorporating Australia’s immigration, border protection and domestic security agencies. One of the operational agencies to be included in the new portfolio is the ACIC.

                   The Regulations are due to sunset on 1 April 2018. A 12 month deferral of the sunsetting day for the Regulations will avoid the need to remake them in substantially the same form for the short period before the changes associated with the creation of the new Home Affairs Portfolio are settled, and the Regulations cease to be in force as a result of their repeal and remaking.

6  Deferral of sunsetting of the Regulations

                   The Regulations, for which the sunsetting day is 1 April 2018, are taken to cease to be in force under section 51 of the Legislation Act on 1 April 2019.

7  Repeal of this instrument

                   This instrument is repealed at the start of 2 April 2019.