28.01.2016

ALRC Submission: Criminal Law (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2015

Dear Research DirectorThe Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Committee to inform its consideration of the Criminal Law (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2015.One objective of the bill is to amend the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 to make provision for domestic and family violence to

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02.08.2010
25.09.2009

Reform journal

The Australian Law Reform Commission published the first issue of Reform in January 1976, and then twice a year until 2010. The journal’s aim was to raise public awareness of contemporary legal issues and provides a forum for high-quality debate on issues of law reform in an easy-to-read format.Articles contributed by leading Australian and overseas

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01.06.2009

Sentencing of federal offenders

In July 2004, the federal Attorney-General, the Hon Philip Ruddock MP, asked the ALRC to examine the laws and practices governing sentencing of federal offenders, that is, people convicted of criminal offences set out in Commonwealth, rather than state and territory, legislation.The terms of reference directed the ALRC to consider whether Part IB of the

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13.09.2006

Same Crime, Same Time: Sentencing of Federal Offenders (ALRC Report 103)

ALRC Report 103 (tabled 13 September 2006) is the final report of the ALRC’s second inquiry into the sentencing of federal offenders. The first inquiry commenced in 1978 and concluded in 1988 with the release of the report, Sentencing (ALRC Report 44).View ALRC Report 103 in HTML on the AustLII website.

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22.06.2006

‘Same crime, same time’: ALRC calls for consistency in federal sentencing

Thursday, 22 June 2006: Australia ’s system for sentencing federal offenders should be significantly overhauled to provide greater consistency, fairness and clarity, according to a major report by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) tabled today in federal Parliament. ALRC President Professor David Weisbrot said there is compelling evidence of inconsistent treatment of federal offenders,

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29.11.2005

Federal sentencing laws need major overhaul

Tuesday, 29 November 2005: Federal sentencing laws and procedures require a major overhaul, recognising that the federal criminal justice system has expanded and matured in recent decades, the Australian Law Reform Commission said today. ALRC President Professor David Weisbrot said “the ALRC is proposing four major structural changes that may be seen as controversial, but

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15.11.2005

Sentencing of Federal Offenders (DP 70)

DP 70 was released in November 2005 – the second consultation document produced during the course of this Inquiry.View DP 70 in HTML on the AustLII website.

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03.02.2005

Inadequate federal sentencing laws need reform

Thursday, 3 February 2005: Laws dealing with the sentencing of federal offenders are internally inconsistent, convoluted and confusing, the Australian Law Reform Commission said today. ALRC President Professor David Weisbrot said that with the recent growth in the number and range of federal offences, it is critical that we have a sentencing regime that is

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15.01.2005

Sentencing of Federal Offenders (IP 29)

IP 29 was released in January 2005 – the first consultation document produced during the course of this Inquiry.View IP 29 in HTML on the AustLII website.

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