Criminal Code Amendment (Cyber Predators) Bill 2005

Bill No.087

SynopsisThis Bill seeks to update the law relating to crimes of child exploitation by addressing the modern methods with which it is committed. The Bill is based on Queensland legislation, and -
  1. creates an offence for using electronic communication to procure a child to engage in sexual activity, or to expose a child to indecent material;
  2. provides for the issue of a court order requiring a suspect, or person controlling a data storage device, to provide police with access to evidence of child exploitation offences that is contained within the device; and
  3. amends the Working With Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004 to include in Schedule 2 of that Act the offences of using electronic communication to procure children for sexual activity or to expose children to indecent material.

StatusAssented to 03/30/2006
Royal Assent given 30 Mar 2006 as Act No. 3 of 2006. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 10/20/2005  
First Reading 10/20/2005  
Second Reading 10/20/2005  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/08/2005  
Consideration in Detail 11/08/2005  
Third Reading 11/08/2005  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 11/09/2005  
First Reading 11/09/2005  
Second Reading 11/09/2005  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 03/23/2006  
Third Reading 03/23/2006