ZCV President Dr Danny Lamm on strengthening Victoria’s Sentencing Act in relation to race crimes – J-Wire (June 3, 2009)
Victoria ups the ante against racism (Henry Benjamin)
Victoria’s Sentencing Act is to be amended to require judges to take into account racial hatred or prejudice against a particular group when sentencing.
The State’s Attorney-General Rob Hulls told media that the Sentencing Advisory Council is currently working on the best way to amend the Act and is expected to file its report next month. Hulls said: “I would expect legislation to be passed by the end of the year bringing Victoria into line with the approach taken by New South Wales.”