Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 18 June 2009) . . Page.. 2537 ..
flexibility and consistency in sentencing. Many of these amendments commenced on 27 February this year, including amendments to the Crimes (Sentencing Administration) Act 2005 to introduce a new chapter that sets out particular provisions dealing with the administration of sentences imposed on young offenders. The bill makes a number of small and technical amendments to the Crimes (Sentencing Administration) Act 2005 to ensure that that act is consistent with the Children and Young People Act 2008.
In relation to the Crimes (Sentencing) Act 2005, schedule 1 of the Children and Young People Act 2008 also amends the Crimes (Sentencing) Act 2005 by inserting a new chapter setting out a sentencing methodology that specifically deals with courts’ sentencing decisions that apply to children and young people. This includes specific dispositions relevant to children and young people, such as education and training conditions, accommodation orders and supervision conditions. The amendments that the bill makes to the Crimes (Sentencing) Act 2005 are also minor and technical and ensure that the provisions of the act that relate to children and young people are consistent with those set out in the Children and Young People Act.
In relation to the Bail Act 1992, the amendment to this act is a minor amendment to remove uncertainty about the manner in which young offenders are to be dealt with, to ensure consistency with the Children and Young People Act.
In relation to the Court Procedures Act 2004, the bill makes a minor amendment to correct a typographical error and to ensure consistency with definitions contained in the Crimes (Sentencing) Act 2005.
In relation to the Criminal Code 2002 and Criminal Code Regulation 2005, the bill amends the default date for the application of the general principles of criminal responsibility contained in the Criminal Code to replace an amendment made in the Criminal Code Regulation, and deletes the amendment contained in the regulation so that the dates are clear on the face of the code.
I commend the bill to the Assembly.
Debate (on motion by Mrs Dunne) adjourned to the next sitting.
Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 (No 2)
Mr Corbell, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.
Title read by Clerk.
MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (10.10): I move:
That this bill be agreed to in principle.