Criminal Code Amendment (Sexual Abuse Terminology) Act 2020


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Criminal Code Amendment (Sexual Abuse Terminology) Act 2020

An Act to amend the Criminal Code Act 1924 and to consequentially amend other relevant legislation

[Royal Assent 6 April 2020]

Be it enacted by Her Excellency the Governor of Tasmania, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and House of Assembly, in Parliament assembled, as follows:

PART 1 - Preliminary

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Criminal Code Amendment (Sexual Abuse Terminology) Act 2020 .

2.   Commencement

This Act commences on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

3.   Repeal of Act

This Act is repealed on the first anniversary of the day on which it commenced.
PART 2 - Criminal Code Act 1924 Amended

4.   

The amendments effected by this Part have been incorporated into the authorised version of the Criminal Code Act 1924 .

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The amendments effected by this Part have been incorporated into the authorised version of the Criminal Code Act 1924 .
PART 3 - Community Protection (Offender Reporting) Act 2005 Amended

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The amendments effected by this Part have been incorporated into the authorised version of the Community Protection (Offender Reporting) Act 2005 .

7.   

The amendments effected by this Part have been incorporated into the authorised version of the Community Protection (Offender Reporting) Act 2005 .

8.   

The amendments effected by this Part have been incorporated into the authorised version of the Community Protection (Offender Reporting) Act 2005 .

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The amendments effected by this Part have been incorporated into the authorised version of the Community Protection (Offender Reporting) Act 2005 .
PART 4 - Evidence Act 2001 Amended

10.   

The amendments effected by this Part have been incorporated into the authorised version of the Evidence Act 2001 .

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The amendments effected by this Part have been incorporated into the authorised version of the Evidence Act 2001 .
PART 5 - Youth Justice Act 1997 Amended

12.   

The amendments effected by this Part have been incorporated into the authorised version of the Youth Justice Act 1997 .

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The amendments effected by this Part have been incorporated into the authorised version of the Youth Justice Act 1997 .
PART 6 - Sentencing Amendment (Phasing Out of Suspended Sentences) Act 2017 Amended

14.   Principal Act

In this Part, the Sentencing Amendment (Phasing Out Of Suspended Sentences) Act 2017 is referred to as the Principal Act.

15.   Section 19 amended (Schedule 3 inserted)

Section 19 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from Part 1 of Schedule 3 to be inserted by that section

Sexual intercourse with a young person under the age of 17 years

Section 124(1)

Criminal Code Act 1924

Maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person under the age of 17 years

Section 125A(2)

Criminal Code Act 1924

Procuring unlawful sexual intercourse with young person

Section 125C(2)

Criminal Code Act 1924

Sexual intercourse with a person with a mental impairment

Section 126(1)

Criminal Code Act 1924

and substituting:

Penetrative sexual abuse of a child [or young person]

Section 124(1)

Criminal Code Act 1924

Persistent sexual abuse of a child [or young person]

Section 125A(2)

Criminal Code Act 1924

Procuring a child [or young person] for penetrative sexual abuse

Section 125C(2)

Criminal Code Act 1924

Penetrative sexual abuse of a person with a mental impairment

Section 126(1)

Criminal Code Act 1924