Another legislative monstrosity: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_LEGislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5430
I haven’t had a chance to look through it yet, but ostensibly:
If enacted, it will make extensive changes to federal Criminal law, including lowering thresholds for the fault element of certain offences from intention to recklessness and introducing mandatory sentences for certain crimes.
The Bill has been referred to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for Inquiry. We’d love to hear from you about the most concerning aspects of the Bill.
If people want to get reading, I’ll whip up an Overleaf document for us to write the submission in tomorrow. Submissions close 16 April: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Legal_and_Constitutional_Affairs/Power_and_Offences_Bill