Recommendation 1

3.58    The committee recommends that the Bill be amended to provide that, consistent with the proposed approach under Division 272, a proceeding for an offence under Division 273 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (relating to child pornography and child abuse material offences) must not be commenced without the consent of the Attorney-General, if the defendant was under 18 years of age at the time he or she allegedly committed the offence.

Recommendation 2

3.59    Subject to the preceding recommendation, the committee recommends that the Senate pass the Bill.

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