Criminal Justice Legislation (Sexual Violence and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2024

About the Bill 

On 21 May 2024, Hon Yvette D’Ath MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, introduced the Criminal Justice Legislation (Sexual Violence and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2024 into the Queensland Parliament.  The Bill was referred to the Community Support and Services Committee for detailed consideration.

View: Explanatory Speech
View: Bill 
View: Explanatory Notes
View: Statement of compatibility 

The Bill seeks to implement the Queensland Government’s response to recommendations made by the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce (Taskforce) relating to sexual violence and women and girls as accused persons and offenders. 

The Bill also includes a statutory review of amendments from the Taskforce’s reports (Hear her voice – Report One – Addressing coercive control and domestic and family violence in Queensland (Report One) and Hear her voice – Report Two – Women and girls’ experiences across the criminal justice system (Report Two)) to consider whether the amendments are operating as intended and the impacts and outcomes achieved for women and girls.

In addition, the Bill proposes to clarify the law as it relates to the admissibility of recorded statements in particular committal proceedings relating to domestic violence offences.

For more in-depth information on the above, please refer to the explanatory notes for the Bill.

Further information

Further information including written briefings, correspondence, response to submissions, transcripts and answers to questions taken on notice can be accessed under the Related Publications tab.

Call for submissions

The committee invites submissions on any aspect of the Bill, from all interested parties.  Guidelines for making a submission to a parliamentary committee are available here. Please ensure your submission meets these requirements. 

Submitters are encouraged to make a submission to the inquiry through the committee’s online submission portal here.

Submissions may be emailed to cssc@parliament.qld.gov.au.

The closing date for written submissions is 5:00pm Friday, 5 July 2024

To be considered by the committee, submissions must include:

  • the author’s name
  • if the submission is made on behalf of an organisation, the level of approval (e.g. a local branch, executive committee or national organisation), and 
  • at least two of the following:
    • email address
    • mailing address, and
    • daytime telephone number.

Please note: Your name and submission may be published on the committee’s inquiry webpage, which will mean it can be viewed on the internet. You can request for your name to be withheld from your published submission, or for both your name and your submission to be kept confidential (i.e. not published). Decisions about whether and how submissions are published are at the discretion of the committee.

Committee’s report

The committee is due to table its report on Friday, 2 August 2024. The report will be published here.

Once the committee’s report has been tabled, the Queensland Government has three months to respond to the report’s recommendations (if any). At that time, the Government Response will be published here.

Timeline

Submissions close:5:00pm Friday, 5 July 2024
Public briefing:Monday, 10 June 2024 – Program - Broadcast - Proof Transcript
Public hearing(s):TBA
Report due date:Friday, 2 August 2024

 

 

 

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