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Question Without Notice No. 1003 asked in the Legislative Council on 18 October 2018 by Hon Charles Smith

Minister responding: Hon F.M. Logan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 18 October 2018

YOUNG OFFENDERS ACT — REVIEW

1003. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the minister representing the Minister for Corrective Services:

(1) Can the minister confirm he is reviewing the Young Offenders Act?

(2) If yes to (1), what particular sections are to be reviewed?

(3) What is the government's goal in reviewing these sections?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The Department of Justice advises the following.

(1) The minister intends to commence a review of the act.

(2) The review will focus on the entire act.

(3) To ensure that the act is contemporary and fit for purpose.