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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Sentencing Amendment (Mandatory Sentencing for Serious Sexual Offences Against Children) Bill 2017

The Law Society of Tasmania today commended those members of the legislative council who voted to oppose the Sentencing Amendment (Mandatory Sentencing for Serious Sexual Offences Against Children) Bill 2017.

Law Society President Rohan Foon said: ‘Those members acted in accordance with the recommendations of the Sentencing Advisory Council, the government’s own expert panel on sentencing issues.’
‘The SAC report found there is no evidence that mandatory sentences deter crimes of this type.’

‘For the government to say that members of the legislative council have therefore failed to ‘protect our kids from pedophiles’ is wrong in fact and in no way assists in a rational debate on such an important issue.’

www.lst.org.au
Law Society President Rohan Foon

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  1. TV Resident

    June 23, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    It is not up to the gov’t to decide who gets sentenced to what time. The gov’t make the laws and the judiciary, no matter how weak they are, are the ones to do the sentencing. I do believe that paedophiles of very young undeveloped kids should get life. I believe that they have wrecked a life by their selfish, self satisfying actions.

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