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LEGISLATION

QUEENSLAND

Criminal Code 1899 - SECT 314A

 

314A Unlawful striking causing death

(1) A person who unlawfully strikes another person to the head or neck and causes the death of the other person is guilty of a crime.

Maximum penalty—life imprisonment.

(5) If a court sentences a person to a term of imprisonment for an offence mentioned in subsection (1), the court must make an order that the person must not be released from imprisonment until the person has served the lesser of—

(a) 80% of the person's term of imprisonment for the offence; or

(b) 15 years.

 

Queensland Consolidated Acts


 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Section 281 of the Criminal Code Compilation Act 1913 (WA) 

   281. Unlawful assault causing death:

(1) If a person unlawfully assaults another who dies as a direct or indirect result of the assault, the person is guilty of a crime and is liable to imprisonment for 10 years.

(2) A person is criminally responsible under subsection (1) even if the person does not intend or foresee the death of the other person and even if the death was not reasonably foreseeable.


 

NEW SOUTH WALES

s25A(1)(a)-(c) Crimes Act 1900 (NSW):

(1) A person is guilty of an offence under this subsection if:

a) the person assaults another person by intentionally hitting the other person with any part of the person’s body or with an object held by the person, and

b) the assault is not authorised or excused by law, and

c) the assault causes the death of the other person.”

A person who is found guilty of the offence is subject to a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment.

A person who is over 18, intoxicated, and is found guilty of the offence is subject to a maximum sentence of 25 years, and a minimum mandatory sentence of 8 years imprisonment.

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Section 161A of the Criminal Code Act (NT) 

161A Violent act causing death

(1) A person (the defendant) is guilty of the crime of a violent act causing death if:

(a) the defendant engages in conduct involving a violent act to another person (the other person); and

(b) that conduct causes the death of:

(i) the other person; or

(ii) any other person.

Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 16 years.

 

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Liquor Accords

Liquor accords are voluntary partnerships among community members, such as local businesses, local councils, police, government departments and other community groups. 

Liquor accords aim to reduce alcohol-related issues, anti-social behaviour and violence.

 

THE FATHERING PROJECT

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REF: HOW FATHERS & FATHER FIGURES CAN SHAPE CHILD HEALTH & WELLBEING, WOOD & LAMBIN (2013)

 

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The fathering Project is a WA organisation based out of UWA which researches and advocates for the incredibly important role that dads (and father figures) have to play in the lives of children.

Please click the image above or the link below to find out more about the The Fathering Project’s Schools’ Program which aims to positively promote the important role of fathers, and father figures, to the entire school community through the formation of a “Champion” Dads’ group, or Fathering Project School Group (FPSG).

The FPSG’s key role is to provide leadership and direction to the group of “Champion” Dads, school fathers, father figures and support people, including Mums.

www.thefatheringproject.org

 

 

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