Monday, 15 June 2020
Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2019; In Committee
I just want to thank the government for moving these amendments. I won't speak on behalf of the Labor Party, but I did say in my second reading speech that I thought there should be a statutory review of these provisions. So, Minister, I just wanted to clarify with you—and, sorry, obviously, your amendments have been circulated relatively late. That's not a criticism; it's more of an explanation for me seeking this advice from you. In terms of the scope of the review that would result from your amendments, can I confirm that it would cover all of the matters in this bill that relate to sentencing outcomes for offenders convicted of Commonwealth sex offences, but also of existing statutory provisions relating to sentencing outcomes for offenders convicted of Commonwealth sex offences?