Information about the inquiry

Inquiry into the Crime Amendment (Bail and Sentencing) Bill 2006

Information about the inquiry

On 14 September 2006 , the Senate referred the above Bill to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 16 October 2006.

The Bill proposes to amend the sentencing and bail provisions in the Crimes Act 1914 in accordance with the decisions made by the Council of Australian Governments on 14 July 2006 following the Intergovernmental Summit on Violence and Child Abuse in Indigenous Communities on 26 June 2006

Lodging Submissions

Submissions are called for by 25 September 2006. 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.

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794