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Thursday, 13 April 2000
Page: 14033

Motion (by Senator Greig) agreed to:

That the Senate requests the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission:

(a) to inquire into all aspects of:

(i) the agreement between the Northern Territory Government and the Commonwealth regarding the Territory's mandatory sentencing regime,

(ii) the consistency, or otherwise, of mandatory sentencing regimes with Australia's international human rights obligations, wherever such regimes exist, and

(iii) Western Australia's mandatory sentencing regime; and

(b) to report:

(i) on paragraph (a)(i) within 4 weeks, and

(ii) on paragraphs (a)(ii) and (a)(iii) within 12 months.