Crime Point-in-Time Service Updates
Friday 6 May 2022 @ 2.35 p.m.
The Crime Point-in-Time Service has been updated to include the Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Act 2022 (Cth) (No 30 of 2022) and the National Security Legislation Amendment (Comprehensive Review and Other Measures No. 1) Act 2022 (Cth) (No 31 of 2022).
Act 30 of 2022
An Act to amend the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Criminal Code) to:
- double the maximum penalty for existing firearms trafficking offences from 10 years imprisonment and/or a fine of 2,500 penalty units to 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine of 5,000 penalty units;
- introduce new aggravated offences for trafficking 50 or more firearms or firearm parts, or a combination of firearms and firearm parts, within a six month period within Australia (in Division 360 of the Criminal Code); and
- introduce new aggravated offences for trafficking 50 or more firearms or firearm parts, or a combination of the firearms and firearm parts, within a six month period into or out of Australia (in Division 361 of the Criminal Code).
Act 31 of 2022
An Act to implement the Government response to a number of recommendations of the Comprehensive Review of the Legal Framework of the National Intelligence Community (Comprehensive Review) led by Dennis Richardson AC. The measures in the Act improve the legislative framework governing the National Intelligence Community by addressing key operational challenges facing the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, the Australian Signals Directorate, the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation, the Defence Intelligence Organisation and the Office of National Intelligence. The Act also includes amendments recommended by the 2017 Independent Intelligence Review and other measures intended to address important and pressing issues facing these agencies.
These amendments have been updated in the Point-in-Time Crime Service current to 5 May 2022. (NB: Subscription required).