Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No 90

An Act to make miscellaneous amendments to various Acts with respect to criminal offences and procedure; and for other purposes.
1   Name of Act
This Act is the Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 2013.
2   Commencement
This Act commences on the date of assent to this Act.
Schedule 1 Amendment of legislation
Section 44 Power of authorised justices, magistrates and certain courts to review
Omit section 44 (2). Insert instead:
(2)  Except as prescribed by the regulations and subject to this Division, a magistrate may review any decision made in relation to bail by:
(a)  any authorised officer, magistrate (including the reviewing magistrate) or authorised justice, or
(b)  the President of the Children’s Court, exercising the jurisdiction of the Children’s Court.
Schedule 11 Savings and transitional provisions
Omit “2 years” from clause 71 (1). Insert instead “3 years”.
[1]   Section 21 Making and recording senior police officer’s order
Insert “senior” after “speak to the” in section 21 (2).
[2]   Section 26 Application for order
Omit “out, and” from section 26 (2) (c). Insert instead “out.”.
[3]   Section 26 (2) (d)
Omit the paragraph.
[4]   Section 30 Procedure at hearing of application for order
Omit section 30 (1). Insert instead:
(1)  An order may be made in the presence of the suspect concerned or, at the discretion of the Magistrate, ex parte.
[5]   Section 30 (2) (a)
Insert “if the suspect is present” after “present”.
[6]   Section 30 (4)
Insert “, if present at the hearing,” after “the suspect”.
[1]   Section 25 Provision of certain information to Attorney General
Insert after section 25 (2):
(2A)  The Attorney General may request a court to provide to the Attorney General any document, report or other information held by the court that relates to the behaviour, or physical or mental condition, of any offender.
[2]   Section 25 (3)
Insert “or (2A)” after “subsection (1)”.
Section 294D Protections of Division extend to tendency witnesses
Omit section 294D (2A) and (3). Insert instead:
(3)  Accordingly, in this Division a reference to a complainant includes a reference to a sexual offence witness and a reference to a prescribed sexual offence, in relation to a sexual offence witness, includes a reference to an act referred to in subsection (2) (b).
[1]   Section 21 Meanings of commonly used words and expressions
Insert after section 21 (2):
(3)  In any Act or instrument:
(a)  a reference to an offence that is punishable by imprisonment for a specified term or more includes a reference to a common law offence, and
(b)  a reference to an offence that is punishable by imprisonment for a specified term or more includes a reference to an offence punishable by imprisonment for life.
[2]   Schedule 3 Savings and transitional provisions
Insert at the end of the Schedule:
11   References to offences—section 21 (3)
(1)  Section 21 (3), as inserted by the Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 2013, is taken to have applied to any Act in force before the commencement of that subsection (and to have applied on and from the enactment of any such Act).
(2)  Nothing in subclause (1) affects any judgment or other order of a court or tribunal given or made before the commencement of that subsection.