Sunday, 11 September 2016
Attorney General Michael Mischin will introduce the changes into State Parliament this week to deliver on the Liberal National Government's commitment to make sentencing clearer, simpler and transparent.
"The Sentencing Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 brings the existing sentencing legislation up-to-date with community expectations about how justice should be administered," Mr Mischin said.
"It aims at enhancing community safety, providing a greater range of sanctions available to the courts, and allowing more victims of crime to make a victim impact statement to the courts.
"These amendments confirm the Liberal National Government's commitment to take a tougher approach to the small number of offenders who commit serious and violent offences, while at the same time giving courts more sentencing options for people convicted of lower level offences."
The proposed changes include:
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