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Criminal Law and Evidence Amendment Bill 2006

Bill No.145

SynopsisThis Bill is an amalgamation of two proposed reform packages, amending the Evidence Act 1906 (WA), the Criminal Code 1913 (WA) and the Criminal Procedure Act 2004 (WA). This will give effect to procedural reforms in sexual assualt cases in order to complete the reforms intended as part of the Sexual Assualt Reforms Package; and also amend the Criminal Code, the Criminal Procedure Act 2004 (WA) and the Criminal Appeals Act 2004 (WA) to provide for a right to appeal by the prosecution against acquittals in trials before juries and to remedy certain deficiencies in existing provisions.

StatusAssented to 03/11/2008
Royal Assent given 12 Mar 2008 as Act No. 2 of 2008. This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation (see Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 06/22/2006  
First Reading 06/22/2006  
Second Reading 06/22/2006  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/02/2006  
Consideration in Detail 11/02/2006  
Amendments adopted 11/02/2006  
Third Reading 11/22/2006  

Legislative Council DateNote No.
Introduced 11/23/2006  
First Reading 11/23/2006  
Second Reading 11/23/2006  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 02/19/2008  
Committee of the whole 02/19/2008  
Amendments adopted 02/20/2008  
Third Reading 02/21/2008  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Message sent to the Legislative Assembly with amendments for concurrence.  02/21/2008  
Consideration of Legislative Council Message   02/26/2008  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Referred to Standing Committee on Legislation  03/21/2007  
Legislative Council Second Reading - Committee Report Tabled  08/30/2007 1 
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  02/26/2008  

1. Standing Committee on Legislation Report No. 9 tabled 30 August 2007 (TP No. 3086).