Tough Non-Parole Laws Criticised

24th August 2012 1:41 PM

A tougher stance on Queensland’s criminal law penalties has been criticised by prominent criminal defence lawyer Bill Potts as poorly- considered ‘law on the run’ measures which suggest the State Government has no trust in its judges.

Law changes pushed through parliament this week include a controversial new 25-year non-parole period for a person convicted of murdering a police officer in the line of duty.

The Criminal Law Amendment Bill pushes through a range of tougher penalties, with a doubling of the sentence for a serious assault on a police officer from seven to 14 years. Continue reading Tough Non-Parole Laws Criticised