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Crimes Amendment (Bail and Sentencing) Bill 2006

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2004-2005-2006

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Crimes Amendment (Bail and Sentencing) Bill 2006

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 3, page 3 (lines 24 to 28), omit paragraph 15AB(1)(b), substitute:

                     (b)  must not take into consideration any form of customary law or cultural practice as a reason for:

                              (i)  excusing, justifying, authorising, requiring or lessening the seriousness of the alleged criminal behaviour to which the alleged offence relates, or the criminal behaviour to which the offence relates; or

                             (ii)  aggravating the seriousness of the alleged criminal behaviour to which the alleged offence relates, or the criminal behaviour to which the offence relates.

[bail]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 5, page 4 (lines 20 to 23), omit subsection 16A(2A), substitute:

          (2A)  However, the court must not take into account under subsection (1) or (2) any form of customary law or cultural practice as a reason for:

                     (a)  excusing, justifying, authorising, requiring or lessening the seriousness of the criminal behaviour to which the offence relates; or

                     (b)  aggravating the seriousness of the criminal behaviour to which the offence relates.

[sentencing]