Manslaughter Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Bill No.238

SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill is for an Act to amend The Criminal Code; and the Road Traffic Act 1974, and for related purposes. The Bill amends the Criminal Code to provide maximum penalty for manslaughter is increased from 20 years imprisonment to life imprisonment. The Bill also provides that in certain cases when dangerous driving results in a death the matter will no longer be able to be dealt with summarily in the Magistrates Court but must be dealt with on indictment in the District Court leading to a higher penalty.

StatusAssented to 11/30/2011
Royal Assent given 30 Nov 2011 as Act No. 58 of 2011. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

Current Bill


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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 10/20/2011  
First Reading 10/20/2011  
Second Reading 10/20/2011  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/08/2011  
Third Reading 11/08/2011  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 11/08/2011  
First Reading 11/08/2011  
Second Reading 11/08/2011  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/23/2011  
Third Reading 11/23/2011  

Bill declared urgent in the Legislative Assembly under Standing Order 168(2) on 03/11/2011.