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Penalties for witnesses who fail to report serious indictable offences

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Bonnie Mobbs
PO Box 897

Total Signatures - 1078

Sponsoring Member: Ros Bates MP

Posting Date: 24/08/2017

Tabled Date: 24/08/2017

Responded By: Hon Yvette D'Ath MP on 8/09/2017

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The petition of Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the urgent need to secure the safety of victims of domestic and family violence by ensuring witnesses are obligated to report or attempt to prevent serious indictable offences such as serious assault or murder.
Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to consider changes to legislation which make it an offence for any person, who is a witness to the commission of a serious indictable offence, to fail to report the commission of the offence and/or to fail to do anything within their power to stop the offence from being committed or continuing.