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Estimates: Crimes Amendment legislation review

Estimates & Committees
Penny Wright 18 Nov 2013

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee 
Attorney General's Department 

18 November, 2013

Senator WRIGHT: I have one more question. It is in relation to part VIIC of the crimes act relating to disclosing Commonwealth pardons, quashed convictions and spent convictions. On the 2013 review of the operation of subdivision A of division 6 of part VIIC of the crimes act 1914, I assume there is someone who knows what I am referring to.

Senator Brandis: They speak of little else!

Senator WRIGHT: Followed by section 85ZZGG. Does that ring a bell with anyone?

Mr Anderson: Yes.

Senator WRIGHT: When does the department expect to finalise that review, bearing in mind it was required to commence by 30 June this year and be completed within three months?

Mr Anderson: The review has been carried out. It is with the Minister for Justice. He is required to table it within 15 sitting days after receiving it, so it should be tabled in this sitting.

Senator WRIGHT: Good. Thank you for that.


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