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The Australian Crime Commission (the ACC) (formerly the National Crime Authority but with enhanced intelligence functions) commenced operations on 1 January 2003. According to the latest Annual Report, the aim of the ACC is to 'reduce the incidence and impact of serious and organised criminal...
This Bill Digest provides an overview of legisation intended to: provide certainty in relation to the immigration clearance and immigration status of non-citizen children born in Australia; harmonise certain offence provisions with the Criminal Code; amend section 269 to ensure that a security may be...
This updated Parliamentary Library Bills Digest summarises the main provisions of the government’s legislation and point to a number of concerns about the content of the bill.
On 8 September 2005, Prime Minister John Howard announced a number of proposed changes to Australia's counter-terrorism laws with the aim of enabling Australia to 'better deter, prevent, detect and prosecute acts of terrorism'. This compilation of references reflects the reaction to the proposed counter-terrorism...