Submission on Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences, and Other Measures) Bill 2015

May 20, 2015

ALHR made a submission focusing on the human rights and rule of law implications of Schedule 6 of the Bill which proposes the insertion of new ss 360.3A and 361.5 into the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Criminal Code). The proposed sections would introduce a mandatory minimum five year term of imprisonment for the existing offences of trafficking firearms and firearm parts within Australia, and the new offences of trafficking firearms into and out of Australia.