Crime and Corruption Amendment Bill 2023 - TRANSFERRED

inquiry transferred

The Crime and Corruption Amendment Bill 2023 was introduced into the Queensland Parliament on 11 October 2023 by Mr Tim Nicholls MP, Member for Clayfield, and referred to the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee. On 13 February 2024, the Legislative Assembly amended Schedule 6 of the Standing Rules and Orders of the Legislative Assembly, establishing the Community Safety and Legal Affairs Committee, and transferred the Bill to the Community Safety and Legal Affairs Committee for detailed consideration.   

About the Bill 

View: Explanatory speech 
View: Bill 
View: Explanatory Notes 
View: Statement of compatibility 

The purpose of the Bill is to remedy the deficiency in the reporting powers of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 (CCC Act) found by the High Court in Crime and Corruption Commission v Carne [2023] HCA 28.

The Bill will also reverse a 2018 amendment that omitted the Director of Prosecutions from s49 of the CCC Act (s12 Crime and Corruption and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018). The reversal of the 2018 amendment was recommended by both the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee's Report No. 108, 57th Parliament, Inquiry into the Crime and Corruption Commission’s investigation of former councillors of Logan City Council; and related matters, and the Commission of Inquiry relating to the Crime and Corruption Commission. 

Further information

Further information including written briefings, correspondence, response to submissions, transcripts and answers to questions taken on notice are available under the ‘Related Publications’ tab.

Call for submissions

The committee invites submissions on any aspect of the Bill, from all interested parties. The closing date for written submissions is Thursday 29 February 2024 at 4:00pm.

Online Submissions
Click here to make an online submission to the Bill. 

Submissions made by email or post

Submissions may be emailed to:
Email: LASC@parliament.qld.gov.au

Or

Committee Secretary
Legal Affairs and Safety Committee
Parliament House
George Street
Brisbane Qld 4000

Submissions must include:

  • the author’s name
  • if the submission is made on behalf of an organisation, the level of approval (e.g. a local branch, executive committee or national organisation), and at least two of the following:
    • email address
    • mailing address, and
    • daytime telephone number.

Please ensure your submission includes the above or it may not be considered by the committee.

Please note: Your name and submission may be published on the committee’s inquiry webpage, which will mean it can be viewed on the internet. You can request for your name to be withheld from your published submission, or for both your name and your submission to be kept confidential (i.e. not published). Decisions about whether and how submissions are published are at the discretion of the committee.

Please read the parliament’s guide to making a submission, and ensure your submission includes the above information or it may not be considered by the committee. 

Timeline

Submissions close:Thursday 29 February 2024 at 4:00pm
Public hearing:Monday 25 March 2024
Public briefing:Wednesday 27 March 2024
Report due date:Thursday 11 April 2024
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Related Publications

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