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CRIMES (CURRENCY) ACT 1981 - NOTES

No. 122, 1981

Compilation No. 10

Compilation date:                              11 May 2018

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 31, 2018

Registered:                                         23 May 2018

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Crimes (Currency) Act 1981 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 11 May 2018 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self-repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part I--Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 1

4............ Extension of Act to Territories............................................................ 5

5............ Extra-territorial operation of Act......................................................... 5

5A......... Application of the Criminal Code....................................................... 5

Part II--Offences                                                                                                                   6

6............ Making counterfeit money or counterfeit securities............................. 6

7............ Uttering counterfeit money or counterfeit securities............................ 6

8............ Buying or selling non-excepted counterfeit money or counterfeit securities             6

9............ Possessing counterfeit money or counterfeit securities....................... 7

10.......... Import and export of counterfeit money or counterfeit securities........ 8

11.......... Instruments and material used for counterfeiting................................. 8

12.......... Persons shall not import or export instruments for counterfeiting etc. 9

13.......... Conveying instruments or materials from premises.......................... 10

14.......... Information with respect to counterfeit money or counterfeit securities 11

15.......... Possessing filings, clippings etc........................................................ 12

16.......... Defacing or destroying current coins or current paper money........... 12

17.......... Selling defaced coins or paper money............................................... 12

18.......... Possessing defaced coins or paper money........................................ 13

19.......... Persons not to design, make, print or distribute material of certain kinds 13

20.......... Import and export of certain material forbidden................................ 14

21.......... Machines etc. operated by coins or paper money.............................. 15

Part III--Miscellaneous                                                                                                    17

22.......... Interpretation..................................................................................... 17

23.......... Liability to prosecution...................................................................... 17

24.......... Prosecution of offences against Act.................................................. 18

25.......... Jurisdiction of courts......................................................................... 18

26.......... Section 38 of Judiciary Act............................................................... 19

27.......... Evidence of examiners of counterfeit foreign money or counterfeit foreign securities              19

28.......... Counterfeit money to be rendered incapable of use........................... 21

29.......... Forfeiture and seizure........................................................................ 21

29A....... Excepted counterfeit coins not to be forfeited.................................... 24

30.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 24

Schedule--International Convention for the Suppression of Counterfeiting Currency               25

Endnotes                                                                                                                                    37

Endnote 1--About the endnotes                                                                            37

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key                                                                                39

Endnote 3--Legislation history                                                                             40

Endnote 4--Amendment history                                                                           42


  

Endnotes

Endnote 1--About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1--About the endnotes

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key

Endnote 3--Legislation history

Endnote 4--Amendment history

Abbreviation key--Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history--Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation "(md)" added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation "(md not incorp)" is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub-subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev ... ) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub-Ch = Sub-Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3--Legislation history

 

Act

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Crimes (Currency) Act 1981

122, 1981

17 Sept 1981

s 1-3: 17 Sept 1981 (s 2(1))
Remainder: 16 Dec 1985 (s 2(2))

 

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1985

193, 1985

16 Dec 1985

s 16 and Sch 1: 16 Dec 1985 (s 2(1), (7))

s 16

Civil Aviation Act 1988

63, 1988

15 June 1988

s 100(1)-(3) and Sch: 1 July 1988 (s 2(2))

s 100(1)-(3)

Qantas Sale Act 1992

196, 1992

21 Dec 1992

Sch: 10 Mar 1993 (s 2(3)(a))

--

Commonwealth Bank Sale Act 1995

161, 1995

16 Dec 1995

Sch (item 50): 19 July 1996 (s 2(2))

--

Financial Sector Reform (Consequential Amendments) Act 1998

48, 1998

29 June 1998

Sch 1 (items 37, 38): 1 July 1998 (s 2(2))

--

Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2001

24, 2001

6 Apr 2001

s 4(1), (2) and Sch 13: 24 May 2001 (s 2(1)(a))

s 4(1), (2)

Statute Law Revision Act 2008

73, 2008

3 July 2008

Sch 4 (items 213-238): 4 July 2008 (s 2(1) item 64)

--

Statute Law Revision Act 2012

136, 2012

22 Sept 2012

Sch 6 (item 33): 22 Sept 2012 (s 2(1) item 37)

--

Statute Law Revision Act 2013

103, 2013

29 June 2013

Sch 4 (item 3): 29 June 2013 (s 2(1) item 16)

--

Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Act 2015

41, 2015

20 May 2015

Sch 5 (items 56-58) and Sch 9: 1 July 2015 (s 2(1) items 2, 7)

Sch 9

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Australian Border Force Amendment (Protected Information) Act 2017

115, 2017

30 Oct 2017

Sch 1 (item 26): 1 July 2015 (s 2(1) item 2)

--

Statute Update Act 2016

61, 2016

23 Sept 2016

Sch 1 (items 158-188) and Sch 4 (item 3): 21 Oct 2016 (s 2(1) item 1)

--

Home Affairs and Integrity Agencies Legislation Amendment Act 2018

31, 2018

9 May 2018

Sch 2 (items 95, 96, 284): 11 May 2018 (s 2(1) items 3, 7)

Sch 2 (item 284)

 

Endnote 4--Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part I

 

s 2........................................

am No 193, 1985

s 3........................................

am No 193, 1985; No 73, 2008

s 5A.....................................

ad No 24, 2001

Part II

 

s 6........................................

am No 61, 2016

s 7........................................

am No 61, 2016

s 8........................................ ............................................

am No 193, 1985; No 24, 2001; No 61, 2016

s 9........................................

am No 193, 1985; No 24, 2001; No 73, 2008; No 61, 2016

s 10......................................

am No 61, 2016

s 11......................................

am No 24, 2001; No 73, 2008; No 61, 2016

s 12......................................

am No 73, 2008; No 61, 2016

s 13......................................

am No 24, 2001; No 61, 2016

s 14......................................

am No 24, 2001; No 61, 2016

s 15......................................

am No 24, 2001; No 73, 2008; No 61, 2016

s 16......................................

am No 24, 2001; No 61, 2016

s 17......................................

am No 61, 2016

s 18......................................

am No 73, 2008; No 61, 2016

s 19......................................

am No 73, 2008; No 61, 2016

s 20......................................

am No 61, 2016

s 21......................................

am No 24, 2001; No 73, 2008; No 61, 2016

Part III

 

s 22......................................

am No 24, 2001

s 23......................................

am No 63, 1988; No 196, 1992 ; No 73, 2008; No 61, 2016

s 24......................................

am No 61, 2016

s 27......................................

am No 73, 2008

s 28......................................

am No 193, 1985; No 161, 1995; No 48, 1998; No 73, 2008

s 29......................................

am No 193, 1985; No 24, 2001; No 73, 2008; No 41, 2015

s 29A...................................

ad No 193, 1985

s 30......................................

am No 31, 2018

Part IV.................................

rep No 103, 2013

s 31......................................

rep No 136, 2012

s 32......................................

rep No 136, 2012

s 33......................................

rep No 136, 2012

s 34......................................

rep No 136, 2012

s 35......................................

rep No 136, 2012

s 36......................................

rep No 136, 2012

s 37......................................

rep No 136, 2012

s 38......................................

rep No 136, 2012

s 39......................................

rep No 136, 2012

s 40......................................

rep No 136, 2012

s 41......................................

rep No 136, 2012

s 42......................................

rep No 136, 2012


 



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