Racial motivation legislation
The Government is seeking your feedback on a draft Bill to amend the Sentencing Act 1997.
The draft Bill introduces an amendment to provide that a court, when determining the appropriate sentence for an offender, is to take into account as an aggravating circumstance that the offence was motivated by racial hatred or prejudice.
Please send your comments on the Bill to the Department of Justice by Friday 30 September 2016.
Department of Justice
Office of Strategic Legislation and Policy
GPO Box 825
Hobart TAS 7001