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House of Representatives

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Penalty Unit) Bill 2015

Explanatory Memorandum

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Justice, the Hon Michael Keenan MP)

General outline

1. This Bill amends the Crimes Act 1914 .

2. It increases the amount of the Commonwealth penalty unit and provides that the amount will be automatically adjusted every three years in line with inflation.

Financial impact

3. The Bill will increase the revenue returned to the Consolidated Revenue Fund for pecuniary penalties imposed for the commission of Commonwealth criminal offences.

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