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Schedule 10—Cumulative sentences

Schedule 10 Cumulative sentences

   

Crimes Act 1914

1  Before subsection 19(1)

Insert:

General requirements

2  At the end of section 19

Add:

Additional requirements for Commonwealth child sex offences

             (5)  An order must not have the effect that a term of imprisonment imposed on a person for a Commonwealth child sex offence be served partly cumulatively, or concurrently, with an uncompleted term of imprisonment that is, or has been, imposed on the person for:

                     (a)  another Commonwealth child sex offence; or

                     (b)  a State or Territory registrable child sex offence.

             (6)  Subsection (5) does not apply if the court is satisfied that imposing the sentence in a different manner would still result in sentences that are of a severity appropriate in all the circumstances.

             (7)  If the court imposes a term of imprisonment other than in accordance with subsection (5), the court must:

                     (a)  state its reasons for imposing the sentence in that manner; and

                     (b)  cause the reasons to be entered in the records of the court.

3  Application provision

The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to an order made, on or after the commencement of this Schedule, directing when sentences commence, where the offences to which the sentences relate were committed on or after that commencement.