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These regulations declare Afghanistan, Iraq, Nauru, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands to each be a ‘declared foreign country’ for the purposes of the Crimes (Overseas) Act 1964 for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2024. This ensures that Australia can continue to prosecute Australians citizens and permanent residents in certain circumstances for offences committed in each of the declared countries in which there are ongoing Commonwealth activities.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 28 Feb 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Apr-2019
Tabled Senate02-Apr-2019

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Crimes (Overseas) (Declared Foreign Countries) Regulations 2019

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 21 February 2019

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Christian Porter

Attorney‑General

 

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                                                      1

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

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

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

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Declared foreign countries                                                                                                       2

6............ Declared foreign countries............................................................................................. 2

Part 3—Transitional provisions                                                                                                               3

7............ Transitional—Crimes (Overseas) (Declared Foreign Countries) Regulations 2003.... 3

Schedule 1—Repeals                                                                                                                                       4

Crimes (Overseas) (Declared Foreign Countries) Regulations 2003                                          4

 


Part 1Introduction

  

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Crimes (Overseas) (Declared Foreign Countries) Regulations 2019.

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

1 July 2019.

1 July 2019

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 the Crimes (Overseas) Act 1964.

4  Schedules

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

5  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Crimes (Overseas) Act 1964.

Part 2Declared foreign countries

  

6  Declared foreign countries

             (1)  For the purposes of paragraph 3C(1)(a) of the Act, each of the following foreign countries is a declared foreign country for the purposes of the Act:

                     (a)  Afghanistan;

                     (b)  Iraq;

                     (c)  Nauru;

                     (d)  Papua New Guinea;

                     (e)  Solomon Islands.

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection 3C(3) of the Act, each foreign country mentioned in subsection (1):

                     (a)  is to start being a declared foreign country for the purposes of the Act on 1 July 2019; and

                     (b)  is to cease being a declared foreign country for the purposes of the Act on 30 June 2024.

Part 3Transitional provisions

  

7  Transitional—Crimes (Overseas) (Declared Foreign Countries) Regulations 2003

                   Despite the repeal of the Crimes (Overseas) (Declared Foreign Countries) Regulations 2003 by Schedule 1 to this instrument, those regulations, as in force immediately before 1 July 2019, continue to apply in respect of an act of a person in a foreign country that occurred before that day.


Schedule 1Repeals

  

Crimes (Overseas) (Declared Foreign Countries) Regulations 2003

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument.