Queensland Law Society

Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 commences today

The Governor has today assented to the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014.  The amendments in the Act commence on assent and will therefore apply to affected proceedings from today. 

The Queensland Courts website states:

The Youth Justice Act 1992 has been amended to permit the publication of identifying information and opening of Childrens Court for repeat offenders. The sentencing principal that detention is a last resort has been removed. In addition, childhood findings of guilt are admissible for adult sentencing, and recidivist motor vehicle offenders residing in Townsville must be sentenced to a boot camp order.

For more information, download the Legislative amendments (Youth Justice Act 1992) information for legal professionals fact sheet.

Members can access this morning’s webinar for guidance on the changes. To receive a recording, please complete this order form.

The relevant details for inclusion in the form are:

Resource Name: 

Webinar - Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014

Resource Code:

140328L 

Price: 

$75 for members, $99 for non-members 

Please note there is currently a lack of clarity with respect to the geographical restriction on the application of mandatory boot camp orders. At this time practitioners are advised that this provision may apply state-wide. We will clarify this with practitioners when the regulations are finalised.

For more information, contact policy@qls.com.au or phone 1300 367 757.