Supplementary Submission: Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019 (Provisions)
On 12 August 2019, the Law Council appeared before the Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs (the Committee) as part of its inquiry into the Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019 (the Bill).
This supplementary submission addresses two issues that were raised by the Committee during the Law Council’s appearance. The first question related to the increases in penalties for trespass offences in state and territory laws, and the second relates to whether the Law Council maintains its arguments about the proportionality of the penalties for the proposed offences in the Bill in light of these increased penalties.
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