Sentencing (Suspended and Community Based Custodial Sentences) Amendment Bill
Adjourned debate on second reading.
The Hon. S.C. MULLIGHAN (Lee) (11:06): I rise to speak today on the Sentencing (Suspended and Community Based Custodial Sentences) Amendment Bill. The bill, as introduced by the government, makes a number of changes to the way in which suspended sentences, home detention orders and intensive correction orders are made. The changes this bill will make, particularly in regard to paedophiles, have been sought by both the community and the opposition, and no doubt by members opposite. The bill seeks to make these changes by virtue of some relatively carefully selected and minor amendments to the Sentencing Act in particular.