Monaghan’s Law introduced

johnboy 9 December 2010 19

The ABC brings word that Simon Corbell has introduced laws into the Legislative Assembly to make humans having sex with animals illegal in the ACT.

“The re-introduced offence and the scope of and penalty for the offence have been proposed without influence from the recent publicity,” Mr Corbell said.

“However it is timely to be reminded why an offence like this is important.”

The window is closing for the bestiality tourism industry.

UPDATE: The media release is now available.


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Mysteryman Mysteryman 12:39 pm 10 Dec 10

Monaghan’s law is like Monaghan’s love: hard and fast.

TVStar TVStar 10:11 am 10 Dec 10

The EM is just sublime. Reads like a how to guide for Monaghaning.

Selected highlights.

Section 28 of the ACT’s Human Rights Act 2004 (‘HR Act’) states that human rights may be subject to reasonable limits set by the laws of the ACT, where the laws can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
The Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 amendments do not substantially interfere with the human rights located in the HR Act. The amendment which gives rise to consideration of human rights issues is the re-introduction of the bestiality offence at section 63A of the Crimes Act 1900.
It is noted that the preamble to the HR Act, at 6, states that few rights are absolute. [b]Whilst the re-introduction of the bestiality offence may raise some concerns over the interference with the section 12 right to privacy, the limitation on the right to privacy is proportionate to achieving the policy objective of preventing animals from being subjected to abuse in the form of non-consensual sexual acts. The criminalising of bestiality is consistent with the criminalising of non-consensual act generally. [/b] The reintroduction of the offence is the least restrictive and appropriate interference with this right, as required by section 28 of the HR Act.

“But your Honour, Rover was begging for it!”

More here: http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/es/db_40345/current/pdf/db_40345.pdf

TVStar TVStar 9:59 am 10 Dec 10

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Given that the spiritual godfather of many in the Greens, Peter Singer, has publicly espoused the view that certain interspecies liaisons are ethically acceptable (namely *how do I put this with out getting modded* a dog performing a Monaghanesque act on a woman), will the Greens oppose the bill?

Monaghan’s Law will:

1) breach my human (and animal) rights;
2) affect the growing beastiality tourism industry in the ACT, leaving many dog fanciers out of work; and
3) be a retroragrade step; when considering some animals’ “needs” (according to Peter Singer)

We live in a democracy people.

If you support beastiality, NOW is the time to write to you local MLA.

JasonW1956 JasonW1956 9:53 pm 09 Dec 10

Should of happened earlier… Make me sick that someone would do this..

Serenace1 Serenace1 8:42 pm 09 Dec 10

Why only just now?

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 6:55 pm 09 Dec 10

No doubt Canberra’s dogs will be celebrating. Except the gay dogs. They’re probably sad.

Again with the marriage thing…

Deref Deref 5:17 pm 09 Dec 10

No doubt Canberra’s dogs will be celebrating. Except the gay dogs. They’re probably sad.

Ian Ian 4:34 pm 09 Dec 10

ainsliebraddon said :

The question is why was this law repealed in 1985 in the first place?!

I would like to think it was just some sloppy legislative drafting, and not some deliberate pro dog rooter thing.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 4:32 pm 09 Dec 10

Given that the spiritual godfather of many in the Greens, Peter Singer, has publicly espoused the view that certain interspecies liaisons are ethically acceptable (namely *how do I put this with out getting modded* a dog performing a Monaghanesque act on a woman), will the Greens oppose the bill?

Trev Trev 3:17 pm 09 Dec 10

Finally Canberra’s boxer-samoyed crosses can sleep more soundly than its defenceless housewives can. Thanks, Simon.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 3:13 pm 09 Dec 10

colourful sydney racing identity said :

they are also amending the law so that victim impact statements can be tendered. W.T.F?

Woof woof woof. Woofwoofwoofwoofwoof. Woof woof.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 3:02 pm 09 Dec 10

they are also amending the law so that victim impact statements can be tendered. W.T.F?

astrojax astrojax 2:26 pm 09 Dec 10

it is timely to be reminded why an offence like this is important.

offences like joel’s aren’t important; it is important to have joel’s actions classified as an offence… really, the government has to be thrown out on the grounds of its abominable use of the queen’s english!

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 2:14 pm 09 Dec 10

ainsliebraddon said :

The question is why was this law repealed in 1985 in the first place?!

When did the raiders join the league?

Jethro Jethro 1:50 pm 09 Dec 10

I guess this means I will no longer be able to say… “So now it’s illegal to [insert stupid nanny-state law eg. have plastic bags] in Canberra, but legal to f*** a dog” whenever some stupid new nanny state law is introduced.

ainsliebraddon ainsliebraddon 1:36 pm 09 Dec 10

The question is why was this law repealed in 1985 in the first place?!

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 1:13 pm 09 Dec 10

well there goes another business opportunity. I guess I will have to call the RSPCA and tell them I won’t be able to ‘rescue’ those dogs.

Wraith Wraith 12:43 pm 09 Dec 10

“without influence from the recent publicity”

Who does he think he is kidding?

I mean, I started to read and thought good, some action, then read this and thought oh fuck a duck………….this guys continually insults us with comments like this.

S4anta S4anta 12:37 pm 09 Dec 10

I think all this hullaballoo is getting a little out of hand, considered all poor Joel did was throw a dog a bone.

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