Lawyer Criticises ‘Law on the Run’ Policies

The toughening of Queensland’s criminal law penalties are poorly considered ‘law on the run’ measures which suggest the Government has no trust in its judges.

Law changes pushed through Parliament last 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 Lawyer Criticises ‘Law on the Run’ Policies

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