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Confiscation of Vehicles Bill Set to Pass Upper House

17-Nov-2016

The Confiscation of Vehicles Bill is currently being debated in the Legislative Council. The ALP has supported our concerns, even offering to agree to our amendments. The Greens, and the Shooters, Farmers and Fishers Party are also supportive of our concerns.

The Attorney General was unmoved, and it appears that the Government is determined to push this legislation through prior to the March election.

The Attorney General claims that losing a motorcycle permanently, on first offence, is a fair penalty for being suspected of riding unregistered on any road.

At this stage it looks like the Bill will go through unchanged. We will not give up our fight to have this draconian legislation modified to provide a more just outcome.

You can read our Submission here.

You can read the Hansard extract here.


Update: 5:20pm  The contentious Bill had its Second Reading confirmed, and the Government immediately moved to the Third Reading - which was also confirmed. That means the Bill be passed and enacted. High risk ahead for minor offences. We will look for the next Government to amend the Bill for greater fairness and proportionality.


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