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Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill
The Bill proposes amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act 1992, Child Protection Act 1999, Young Offenders (Interstate Transfer) Act 1987 and other Acts. A review of the Juvenile Justice Act was conducted to ensure it was providing an effective framework for a best practice youth justice system with the capacity to respond to current demands and challenges. The amendments propose to: give court

Penalties and Sentences (Sent Advis Council Amend Bill 2010
The criminal justice system plays an important role in creating a safe community for Queenslanders. It is vital that the community has confidence in the sentencing process. The Queensland Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 sets out the purposes of sentencing and the guidelines to be followed. It also contains the sentencing options available to the court. The Penalties and Sentences (Sentencing

Youth Justice (Boot Camp Orders) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
As part of its 2012 election commitments, the Government committed to a two year trial of a youth boot camp diversion program. The youth boot camp diversion program, which consists of an early intervention boot camp in the Gold Coast area and a sentenced youth boot camp program in the Cairns and surrounding area, is an initiative under the Safer Streets Crime Action Plan. These programs will targ

Expanding Youth Boot Camp Trial and Youth Justice Blueprint
There is widespread community concern about crime and Queensland communities are seeking more effective responses to youth crime, in particular. This Government has delivered the first step towards reforming the youth justice system with the introduction of the trial of youth boot camps and the announcement of the review of the Youth Justice Act 1992 as part of the Government’s Six Month Action Pl

Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
In satisfaction of a commitment under the Government’s Six month action plan (January – June 2013), a formal review of key aspects of the Youth Justice Act 1992 has been completed. The Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014, developed following community consultation on effective responses to youth crime, implements the outcomes of this review. The Bill delivers a number of refo

Queensland Child Protection Reform Bills
On 1 July 2013, the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry issued its landmark report making 121 recommendations to improve Queensland’s child protection system. The aim of the recommended reforms is to make it easier for families to get support so that wherever possible, children can remain safely at home. In December 2013, the Queensland Government tabled a response to the Commission

Working Together, Changing the Story - Youth Justice Strategy 2019-2023
In February 2018, Mr Bob Atkinson AO, APM was commissioned to provide advice on the progress of the Queensland Governments youth justice reforms, next steps, other measures to reduce recidivism, and recommendations for youth detention from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. In June 2018 a Report on Youth Justice was published which makes 77 recommendations tha

Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
The Queensland Government committed to commencing a review of the Youth Justice Act 1992 (YJ Act) in Working Together Changing the Story: Youth Justice Strategy 2019 - 2023. As part of the review, priority legislative amendments were identified that would complement other government initiatives aimed at reducing the high number of young people held on remand. The Youth Justice and Other Legislat