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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 9 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 3548..


(1) This Act commences on a day fixed by the Minister by written notice.

Note 1 The naming and commencement provisions automatically commence on the notification day (see Legislation Act, s 75 (1)).

Note 2 A single day or time may be fixed, or different days or times may be fixed, for the commencement of different provisions (see Legislation Act, s 77 (1)).

(2) If this Act has not commenced within 9 months beginning on its notification day, it automatically commences on the first day after that period.

(3) The Legislation Act, section 79 (Automatic commencement of postponed law) does not apply to this Act.

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Clause 4

Proposed new section 37, new definitions of less serious violent offence and serious violent offence

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less serious violent offence means an offence against any of the following provisions of the Crimes Act 1900:

(a) section 21 (1) (Wounding);

(b) section 22 (Assault with intent to commit certain indictable offences);

(c) section 23 (1) (Inflicting actual bodily harm);

(d) section 24 (1) (Assault occasioning actual bodily harm);

(e) section 25 (Causing grievous bodily harm);

(f) section 26 (Common assault);

(g) section 28 (Acts endangering health etc);

(h) section 29 (4) and (5) (Culpable driving of motor vehicle);

(i) section 31 (Threat to inflict grievous bodily harm);

(j) section 35 (Stalking);

(k) section 37 (Abduction of young person);

(l) section 41 (Exposing or abandoning child).

serious violent offence means—

(a) an offence against any of the following provisions of the Crimes Act 1900:

(i) section 12 (Murder);

(ii) section 15 (Manslaughter);


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