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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2019

The submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2019 (the Bill) was prepared by the Law Council. 

The Bill seeks to better protect the community from the dangers of child sexual abuse by addressing perceived inadequacies in the criminal justice system that result in outcomes that insufficiently punish, deter or rehabilitate offenders. The Bill targets all aspects of the child sex offender cycle from the commission of an offence, to bail, sentencing and post-imprisonment.

Sexual offences against children are serious and offenders should receive appropriate sentences that reflect the severity of the conduct for the protection of the community, particularly vulnerable children.

Following a review of the proposals contained in the Bill, the Law Council raises several concerns for the Committee’s attention, including that the:

You can read the full submission below.

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