Criminal Code Amendment Bill 2003
|Long Title||This Bill implements a number of significant reforms of the criminal law. The reforms serve to address deficiencies in the law which have been identified by the Standing Committee of Attorneys General (Murray Report of an extensive review of the Criminal Code (WA)). The substantive reforms are contained in Parts 2 to 8 of the Bill which includes - |
Part 2 - amendments to the Criminal Code in response to "paedophile sex tours"
Part 3 - amendments to the Criminal Code in respect to unlawful assemblies, breaches of the peace and other offences against public authority
Part 4 - amendments about infanticide. Reference to sentencing process for wilful murder and murder are no longer contained in this bill. They were deleted when the bill was divided and are now contained in Bill 231. Part 5 - concerns offences about endangering life or health; including a new specific offence of "female genital mutilation"
Part 6 - addresses the crime of sexual servitude; Part 7 - reclassifies some indictable offences with the intention of pushing less serious indictable offences to the summary courts
Part 8 - miscellanous amendments to the Criminal Code
|Status||Assented to 04/23/2004|
This Act comes into operation 28 days after it receives the Royal Assent - Royal Assent given 23 Apr 2004 as Act No. 4 of 2004
|Previous Versions of this Bill|