Two Strikes & You’re In

Rae Wilson | 12th July 2012 5:00 AM

THE State Government has pushed through controversial mandatory sentencing laws for repeat child sex offenders despite warnings it could risk child murders.

THE State Government has pushed through controversial mandatory sentencing laws for repeat child sex offenders despite warnings the new laws could risk child murders.

The government also was warned there would likely be long delays in court processes if people had little incentive to plead guilty, with a consequential impact on child victims and their families.

Explanatory notes issued with the Criminal Law (Two Strike Child Sex Offenders) Amendment Bill 2012 – which was rushed through parliament on Tuesday night – acknowledge opposition to the law change. Continue reading Two Strikes & You’re In