Inquiry into the Provisions of the Human Rights (Mandatory Sentencing
for Property Offences) Bill 2000
On 24 May 2001, the Senate referred the above Bill to the Senate Legal and
Constitutional References Committee. The Committee expects to report on the last sitting
day in March 2002, which is likely to be 21 March.
The Committee has held two public hearings on the inquiry. It expects to hold further
hearings, in Darwin on 23 January 2002, and in Perth on 25 January 2002. Witnesses will be
advised in writing of these proposed hearings.
The transcripts of completed hearings are available on the internet at
Alternatively, copies of these can be sent to you by contacting the secretariat.
Copies of submissions are also available by emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org),
faxing (02 6277 5794) or phoning (02 6277 3560).
Please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat if there are any matters you wish to
discuss with respect to the inquiry.
The deadline for the lodgment of submissions with the Committee was Tuesday 31 July
2001. Supplementary submissions should be lodged with:
Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee
CANBERRA ACT 2600
or e-mail email@example.com
The Committee encourages the lodgment of submissions in electronic form. However,
please ensure that a name, mailing address and phone number is enclosed with all email
Submissions become Committee documents and are only made public after a decision by the
Committee. Unauthorised release of submissions is not covered by parliamentary privilege.
Further assistance can be obtained by phoning the secretariat on (02) 6277 3560.
Report - Tabled 12 March 2002
on the Bill
Mr John Sheldon & Ms Kirsty Gowans, Dollars Without Sense: A Review
of the NTs Mandatory Sentencing Laws (Word 224KB)
Members of the Committee (Word 32KB)
Notes to Assist with the Preparation of Submissions