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Queensland Attorney-General Flags Mandatory Sentences Possible For More Crimes

By 18 December 2013Criminal Law

Queensland Attorney-General Jarod Bleijie has flagged the possibility of further slashing judicial discretion with the potential for mandatory sentences for crimes such as sex offences through to burglary and car theft.

Mandatory sentences for robbery and theft have the potential to net thousands of criminals. Changes would see Judges unable to account for many factors, the most important of which is severity.

Mr Bleijie states that the community and victims are at the forefront of the governments mind, and that he wishes to ensure there is a justice system, not a legal system.

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