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Law Council of Australia


Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2016

The submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2015 (the Bill) was prepared by the Law Council. 

The Law Council acknowledges the assistance of its National Criminal Law Committee, the Bar Association of Queensland, the Queensland Law Society, the NSW Bar Association and the Law Society of South Australia in the preparation of this submission.

Currently, the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) (Criminal Code) imposes a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment or a fine of 2,500 penalty units, or both, for the offences of:

The Bill would amend the Criminal Code to set new mandatory minimum penalties and maximum penalties for these offences. For each of the offences in these Divisions, the following penalties would apply:

You can read the full submission below.


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