Crimes Amendment (Bail and Sentencing) Bill 2006

Crimes Amendment (Bail and Sentencing) Bill 2006

16 October 2006

© Commonwealth of Australia 2006
ISBN 0 642 71718 4

View the report as a single document - (PDF 348KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the Committee (PDF 61KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 34KB)
Recommendations (PDF 26KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 55KB)

Purpose of the Bill
Background to the Bill
Conduct of the inquiry
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Overview of the Bill (PDF 40KB)
Chapter 3 - Key Issues (PDF 260KB)

Lack of consultation
Arguments that the Bill represents a misguided approach
Is the Bill discriminatory?
The Bill's deviation from findings of major relevant inquiries
Preservation of judicial discretion
Undermining important initiatives involving customary law
Committee view

Dissenting Report by the Australian Labor Party (PDF 37KB)
Appendix 1 (PDF 53KB)

Submissions received
Tabled documents

Appendix 2 - Witnesses who appeared before the Committee (PDF 27KB)

Sydney, Friday 29 September 2006

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