Crimes Amendment (Bail and Sentencing) Bill 2006

Originating house
Parliament no
Amends the sentencing and bail provisions of the
Crimes Act 1914
  to ensure adequate protection of alleged victims and witnesses; preclude customary law or cultural practice being taken into account in such a way that the criminal behaviour concerned is seen as less or more culpable; and allow religious beliefs to be considered in determining appropriate forensic procedures. 

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14 Sep 2006Introduced and read a first time
14 Sep 2006Second reading moved
08 Nov 2006Second reading agreed to
08 Nov 2006Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
08 Nov 2006Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
27 Nov 2006Introduced and read a first time
28 Nov 2006Second reading moved
28 Nov 2006Second reading agreed to
28 Nov 2006Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
28 Nov 2006Third reading agreed to

12 Dec 2006Assent

Act no.: 171

Year: 2006

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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