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Children (Criminal Proceedings) Amendment (Age of Criminal Responsibility) Bill 2021

Type: Private members
Status: In Legislative Council, 2R Debate, Debate adjourned, Wed 24 Nov 2021
Origin: Legislative Council
Member with Carriage: Shoebridge, David
Long Title: An Act to amend the Children (Criminal Proceedings) Act 1987 to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14 years and to provide that children under the age of 16 years are not to be detained or imprisoned as a penalty for a criminal offence; and for related purposes.
Progress
Legislative Council
Initially introduced in the Legislative Council
Introduced by: Shoebridge, David
Notice of Motion: Thu 14 Oct 2021
Introduced: Thu 11 Nov 2021
First Reading: Thu 11 Nov 2021
2R Speech: Thu 11 Nov 2021
Legislative Assembly
Documents and Transcripts
Text of Bill:
First Print.pdf First Print.pdf
Previous Version(s):
Not available at this stage.
Explanatory Notes:
XN Children (Criminal Proceedings) Amendment (Age of Criminal Responsibility) Bill 2021.pdf XN Children (Criminal Proceedings) Amendment (Age of Criminal Responsibility) Bill 2021.pdf

Transcript of speeches:
2R Speech LA Not available at this stage.
2R Speech LC Second Reading Speech LC

Amendments for Consideration:
Legislative Assembly
No amendments.
Legislative Council
No amendments.

Amendments Agreed To:
Legislative Assembly
No amendments.
Legislative Council
No amendments.

Bill digest
See Legislation Review Digest No. 37 for an examination of this Bill by the Legislation Review Committee.