The Liberals have got their Laura Norder mojo on having secured support for new laws bringing in tougher penalties for culpable driving and manslaughter.
“I am pleased that the majority of the Assembly has indicated they will support these practical and necessary penalty increases which reflect community expectations,” ACT Shadow Attorney General Vicki Dunne said today.
This morning Simon Corbell was telling all and sundry that it was crucial his culpable driving reforms got up today in the Legislative Assembly:
Mr Corbell noted that it was important that this bill was passed today to ensure that these important legal reforms, which the community views as serious offences, are brought into law as [...]
Simon Corbell has announced new legislation to raise the maximum sentences for the worst driving offences:
The Crimes (Certain Penalty Increases) Amendment Bill 2011proposes to increase the maximum penalty for culpable driving causing death from 7 years to 14 years and the maximum penalty for culpable driving causing grievous bodily harm from 4 years to 10 [...]
The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury is letting the world know he’s not a fan of the push for tougher sentencing from our judiciary, particularly with culpable driving:
In an open letter sent to the Attorney General, Shadow Attorney General, DPP, Police Association, Civil Liberties Australia and legal profession, Mr Rattenbury urged the Government to undertake a survey [...]
1. Coming off the road was a bit of a tell:
ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old man following a single vehicle collision on the Gungahlin Drive Extension (GDE) in Bruce yesterday (October 3) during which a 29-year-old male passenger suffered serious injuries.
The incident allegedly occurred around 8.49pm when the vehicle was negotiating a long [...]