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Review and Reform Sentencing Process

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Reverend Richard Harris
5 Tulip Court
Toowoomba Qld

Total Signatures - 130

Sponsoring Member: Mike Horan MP

Posting Date: 13/03/2008

Tabled Date: 13/03/2008

Responded By: Hon Kerry Shine MP on 6/05/2008

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House the anomalies in sentencing evident in Queensland law courts. We express horror and disgust at what seems to be totally inadequate sentencing of the perpetrators of a gang rape of a 10 year old girl 2 years ago. Victims of crime should not have to endure further suffering and torment as convicted criminals are able to avoid appropriate sentences. Your petitioners therefore request the House to initiate a review and reform of the sentencing process in the light of the manifestly inadequate sentences that have been handed down by some judges and magistrates in our law courts.