Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2017 [Provisions]

16 October 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-661-4

View the report as a single document - (PDF 336KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 27KB)
Recommendations (PDF 19KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background (PDF 61KB)

Background and purpose of the bill
Overview of the bill
Conduct of the inquiry
Financial implications
Compatibility with human rights
Structure of this report

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 172KB)

General support for the bill
General concerns raised about the bill
Schedule 1—Revocation of parole order or licence to protect safety
Schedule 2—Use of video recordings and Schedule 3– Cross-examination of vulnerable persons at committal proceedings
Schedule 4—Strengthening child sex offences
Schedule 5—Increased penalties
Schedule 6—Minimum sentences
Presumptive measures
Schedule 8–Matters to which a court has regard when passing sentence etc.
Schedule 11—Conditional release of offenders after conviction
Schedule 12—Additional sentencing alternatives
Schedule 13—Release on parole
Schedule 14—Revocation of parole order or licence
Schedule 15—Expanding the meaning of child abuse material and other consequential amendments
Other matters raised by submitters
Committee view

Labor Senators' Additional Comments (PDF 19KB)

Labor's commitment to protecting children
Measures contained in the bill

Australian Greens–Additional Comments (PDF 18KB)
Appendix 1 - Public Submissions (PDF 13KB)
Appendix 2 - Increase in maximum penalties comparison (PDF 65KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560