Thursday, August 20, 2009


The Justice and Electoral Committee has called for submissions (not online yet) on the Crimes (Provocation Repeal) Amendment Bill. Two copies, by Monday, 31 August, to:

Justice and Electoral Committee Secretariat
Parliament Buildings
The bill repeals the partial defence of provocation. If you need to be convinced why this is a good idea, read Kevin Hague's speech on it here.

Making a submission is as easy as writing a letter saying that you support or oppose the bill and stating the reasons why. If you need help, the Office of the Clerk has a handy guide here [PDF].