Review of the Crimes Act 1900

The Department of Communities and Justice is seeking feedback on the statutory review of Part 4AF of the Crimes Act 1900.
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What’s this about?

The Department of Communities and Justice, on behalf of the Attorney General, is undertaking a statutory review of Part 4AF of the Crimes Act 1900. The department is seeking submissions on whether: 

Part 4AF contains section 214A, which provides an offence of damage or disruption to a major facility. This offence prohibits a person from entering, remaining on or near, climbing, jumping from, trespassing on or blocking entry to any part of a major facility if that conduct causes damage to or seriously disrupts or obstructs use of the facility. It contains a maximum penalty of 2 years’ imprisonment. 

Part 4AF was introduced in 2022 by the Roads and Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 2022, which also expanded the offence in section 144G of the Roads Act 1993 to include major roads. Transport for NSW is now reviewing those amendments on behalf of the Minister for Roads, the Minister for Transport and the Minister for Regional Transport and Roads and the department will consider the views of Transport for NSW. Find out more information on the review of section 144G of the Roads Act 1993.

The department will also be considering the impact of the NSW Supreme Court’s decision in Kvelde v State of New South Wales [2023] NSWSC 1560 on section 214A. 

Have your say

Have your say by Saturday 1 June 2024.

You can submit your feedback in 2 ways.

Email

11 April 2024 to 1 June 2024

policy@dcj.nsw.gov.au

Formal submission

11 April 2024 to 1 June 2024

Address: Director, Law Enforcement and Crime Team Policy, Reform and Legislation Branch, Department of Communities and Justice, Locked Bag 5000, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.

Consultation period

From:11 April 2024
To:1 June 2024

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More information

Email: Project team
Phone: 02 8688 9998
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