The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury has announced the Liberal bills to increase punishments for assaulting police are dead in the water:
“The committee have highlighted a number of key flaws with each bill and recommend that neither be passed by the Assembly.
“The committee found that the bill from the Canberra Liberals was unlikely to deter assaults against [...]
Liberal Leader Zed Seselja is parroting concerns from the Australian Federal Police Association about the assault of police officers.
“I was very concerned to hear from the AFPA that under the existing laws, police officers sometimes do not bother laying charges against people who assault them because they’re ‘losing faith in that judicial process,’” Mr Seselja [...]
Liberal leader Zed Seselja is seeking out safe ground and legislating new offences and penalties for assaulting police officers.
Now I’m not at all in favour of assaults on police. It’s almost always done by losers with such poor impulse control they’re a positive menace to society.
On the other hand how are tougher penalties here [...]
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 courageously trying to introduce some rationality to the rush for longer sentencing options for judges (presented to us as “tougher sentences”).
The ACT Greens are calling for a full review of criminal sentencing in the ACT in light of the current raft of bills before the Assembly to increase penalties.
There will [...]
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 [...]