PIAC has provided comments to the NSW Attorney General’s Department on the Standing Committee of Attorneys General (SCAG) Draft Model Spent Convictions Bill 2008 (SA), supporting the harmonisation of spent convictions laws in Australia. PIAC notes its previous submission to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission on discrimination on the basis of criminal record and its particular impact on homeless people (include link to this previous sub – March 2005). In the current submission, PIAC identifies, among other things, the need for greater clarity in relation to findings of guilt where no conviction is recorded (section 10 determinations) and suspended sentences.
Media Releases & Coverage
- 20 Jan 2023Australia fails to meet anti-torture deadline
- 9 Jan 2023‘Very legal loopholes’: Consumer groups seek tighter buy now, pay later curbs
- 22 Dec 2022Albanese plan has ‘dealt a blow’ to east coast gas supply
- 21 Dec 2022Consumers stuck with Snowy 2’s ballooning grid costs despite NSW energy deal
- 21 Dec 2022Anthony Albanese labels NSW energy deal ‘one of the biggest announcements’ he’ll make in office