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Witness Protection Act 1995 No 87

Effective date Publication date Amendments included Notes
22 November 2019 22 November 2019 2019 No 20
01 July 2017 01 July 2017 2016 No 61
05 October 2012 05 October 2012 2012 No 66
06 January 2012 06 January 2012 2011 No 62
01 January 2010 01 January 2010 2009 No 41
06 July 2009 06 July 2009 2007 No 94
29 November 2006 29 November 2006 2006 No 107
20 June 2006 20 June 2006 2006 No 58
06 July 2004 06 July 2004 2004 No 55
07 July 2003 07 July 2003 2001 No 121
30 June 2003 30 June 2003 2003 No 13
19 August 2002 19 August 2002 2002 No 54
03 April 2000 03 April 2000 1999 No 94

Witness Protection Act 1995 No 87

Assented to 19.12.1995.

Date of commencement, 18.4.1996, sec 2 and GG No 46 of 12.4.1996, p 1669.

Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No 2) 2019 No 20

Assented to 22.11.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.26, assent, sec 2(1).

Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Act 2016 No 61

Assented to 14.11.2016.

Date of commencement of Sch 6.47, 1.7.2017, sec 2 (1) and 2017 (256) LW 16.6.2017.

Crime Commission Act 2012 No 66

Assented to 24.09.2012.

Date of commencement of Sch 5.16, 5.10.2012, sec 2 and 2012 (499) LW 5.10.2012.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2011 No 62

Assented to 16.11.2011.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 6.1.2012, sec 2 (1).

Coroners Act 2009 No 41

Assented to 19.06.2009.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, 1.1.2010, sec 2 (1) and 2009 (544) LW 27.11.2009.

Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007 No 94

Assented to 13.12.2007.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.

Crimes and Courts Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No 107

Assented to 29.11.2006.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.23, assent, sec 2 (2).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 No 58

Assented to 20.06.2006.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.23, assent, sec 2 (2).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 No 55

Assented to 06.07.2004.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.45, assent, sec 2 (2).

Australian Crime Commission (New South Wales) Act 2003 No 13

Assented to 30.06.2003.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.35, assent, sec 2 (1).

Witness Protection Amendment Act 2002 No 54

Assented to 04.07.2002.

Date of commencement, 19.8.2002, sec 2 and GG No 130 of 16.8.2002, p 5932.

Justices Legislation Repeal and Amendment Act 2001 No 121

Assented to 19.12.2001.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 7.7.2003, sec 2 and GG No 104 of 27.6.2003, p 5978.

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sentencing) Act 1999 No 94

Assented to 08.12.1999.

Date of commencement of Sch 4.64, 3.4.2000, sec 2 (1) and GG No 42 of 31.3.2000, p 2487.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1999 No 85

Assented to 03.12.1999.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, assent, sec 2 (1).

New South Wales Crime Commission Amendment Act 1996 No 104

Assented to 26.11.1996.

Date of commencement, 6.12.1996, sec 2 and GG No 143 of 6.12.1996, p 7870.

Police Legislation Amendment Act 1996 No 29

Assented to 21.06.1996.

Date of commencement of Sch 6.7, 1.12.1996, sec 2 and GG No 137 of 29.11.1996, p 7724.

Laws declared under the definition of complementary witness protection law in section 3—

Witness Protection Act 1994 of the Commonwealth

GG No 46 of 12.4.1996, p 1685

Witness Protection Act 1995 of South Australia

GG No 81 of 5.7.1996, p 3844

Witness Protection Act 1991 of Victoria

GG No 92 of 12.6.1998, p 4293

Witness Protection Act 1991 of Western Australia

GG No 92 of 12.6.1998, p 4293

Witness Protection Act 2000 of Queensland

GG No 38 of 8.2.2002, p 803

Witness Protection Act 2000 of Tasmania

GG No 38 of 8.2.2002, p 803

Witness Protection Act 2002 of the Northern Territory

GG No 54 of 12.3.2004, p 1149

Approved authorities declared on or after 27.10.2006 under the definition of designated authority in section 3—

Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police

GG No 127 of 27.10.2006, p 9138

This is a consolidated list of all history notes in this version. When expanded, the complete list can be printed (Ctrl-P) from the screen.

Sec 3

Am 1996 No 104, Sch 2.5; 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [1]; 2003 No 13, Sch 1.35; 2004 No 55, Sch 2.45; 2011 No 62, Sch 3.42; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.47 [1].

Sec 4

Am 2011 No 62, Sch 3.42.

Sec 5

Am 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [2] [3].

Sec 6

Am 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [4]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.47 [2].

Sec 8

Am 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [5] [6]; 2011 No 62, Sch 3.42; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.47 [3].

Sec 11A

Ins 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [7].

Sec 12

Am 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [8]–[12]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.47 [4].

Sec 13

Am 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [13]–[17]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.47 [5].

Sec 15

Am 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [18]–[21].

Sec 17

Am 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [22] [23].

Sec 18

Am 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [24]–[26].

Sec 19

Am 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [27] [28].

Sec 23

Am 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [29] [30]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.47 [6].

Sec 25

Rep 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [31].

Sec 26

Am 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [32].

Sec 29

Am 2011 No 62, Sch 3.42.

Part 3A

Ins 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [33].

Sec 31A

Ins 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [33]. Am 2009 No 41, Sch 4; 2012 No 66, Sch 5.16 [1].

Secs 31B–31D

Ins 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [33].

Sec 31E

Ins 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [33]. Am 2006 No 58, Sch 3.23.

Part 3B (secs 31F–31J)

Ins 2019 No 20, Sch 1.26.

Sec 32

Am 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [34].

Sec 33

Am 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [35] [36]; 2011 No 62, Sch 3.42; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.47 [7].

Sec 34

Am 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [37] [38]; 2011 No 62, Sch 3.42; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.47 [8].

Secs 36, 38, 39

Am 2011 No 62, Sch 3.42.

Sec 40

Am 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [39].

Sec 41

Am 1999 No 94, Sch 4.64; 2001 No 121, Sch 2.201 [1] [2]; 2007 No 94, Sch 2.

Sec 44

Am 1996 No 29, Sch 6.7; 2012 No 66, Sch 5.16 [2].

Sec 45

Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4. Ins 2006 No 107, Sch 1.23.

Sch 1

Am 2002 No 54, Sch 1 [40]–[42]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.47 [9] [10].

Witness Protection Bill 1995

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Government Bill
Introduced LA: 23 November 1995 PDF icon Bill (and Explanatory note)

Assent date: 19 December 1995 PDF icon 1995 No 87