Sentencing amendment legislation

The Government is seeking your feedback on a draft Bill to amend the Sentencing Act 1997.

The draft Bill establishes a mandatory minimum sentencing scheme in relation to serious sexual offences against children.

The draft Bill introduces mandatory minimum sentences for offenders who commit the crimes of maintain sexual relationship with a young person and sexual intercourse with a young person in circumstances of aggravation and the crime of rape where the victim is under 17 years of age.

Download the Sentencing Act Amendment (Mandatory Sentencing for Serious Sexual Offences Against Children) Bill 2017 (PDF, 196.5 KB).

Comment period

Please send your comments on the Bill to the Department of Justice by Friday 21 April 2017.



Department of Justice
Office of Strategic Legislation and Policy
GPO Box 825
Hobart TAS 7001