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Criminal Code Amendment Bill 2001

Bill No. 68
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to amend the The Criminal Code to create a new offence to apply to hoaxes. The new laws may be applied to any act intended to create a false belief, suspicion or fear as to the existence of threats or danger. It is the intention of the Bill that the new offence shall carry a maximum penalty of 10 years' imprisonment.
Status Assented to
This Act came into operation on Royal Assent - Royal Assent given 7 Jan 2002 as Act No. 34 of 2001
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 11/07/2001  
First Reading 11/07/2001  
Second Reading 11/07/2001  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/27/2001  
Third Reading 11/27/2001  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 11/28/2001  
First Reading 11/28/2001  
Second Reading 11/29/2001  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 12/19/2001  
Third Reading 12/19/2001