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Date : September 2015

New Mandatory Sentence Laws Passed for WA

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Published on: September 28, 2015

New laws have passed the houses of parliament, to be gazetted by the end of the year. In an article on the ABC politicians were on hand to talk up the “tough new laws” which will see serious sexual or physical assaults during a burglary on a dwelling carry a minimum mandatory term of 75% of the maximum sentence.  This would see rape during a home invasion carry a minimum 15 years imprisonment (maximum 20 year penalty) and those that commit an assault during such a burglary receiving a minimum…more…

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