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Criminal Code Amendment (Home Invasion) Bill 2000

Bill No. 5
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to introduce a new section 244 to the Criminal Code which extends the right to defend against home invasion. It gives home occupiers the power to use such force as they believe, on reasonable grounds, to be necessary to defend against the invasion of their dwelling which includes the whole surroundings of the dwelling as well as the dwelling itself.
Status Assented to
This Act came into operation on Royal Assent - Royal Assent given 17 Nov 2000 as Act No. 45 of 2000
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 08/16/2000  
First Reading 08/16/2000  
Second Reading 08/16/2000  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 10/12/2000  
Consideration in Detail 10/12/2000  
Third Reading 10/12/2000  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 10/12/2000  
Second Reading 10/12/2000  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/08/2000  
Third Reading 11/08/2000  

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