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Petition Increasing personal liability and sentencing penalties of persons found guilty of sexual assaults (687 signatures)



Petition Increasing personal liability and sentencing penalties of persons found guilty of sexual assaults (687 signatures)

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Tabled Paper 1332


Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Cecilia Padgham-Purich


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THE HUMBLE PETITION OF ...... CITIZENS OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY. RESPECTFULLY SHEWETH that women are becoming increasingly concerned and angry at the growing number and seriousness of sexual assaults directed by men to women and children in the community and believe that this violence is encouraged by lenient sentences which lack deterrance for these crimes, YOUR PETITIONERS therefore urgently request the Legislative Assembly to reconsider all relevant legislation relating to sexual assaults and sentencing with a view to greatly increasing the liability of the perpetrators of these crimes to the victims and the community by heavy personal compensation and heavier penalties attached to these crimes and by so doing will decrease the incidence and severity of these crimes, and your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray. I TO THE HONOURABLE, THE SPEAKER and MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY FOR THE NORTHERN TERRITORY NAME ADDRESS_______________________________ SIGNATURE (S e n 11 M c g e o n Q fo O ^ l l e ^ S K L ^ o a s J I e g k G d r s d ^ v '" > WcD > ) b \J c 9 a & jr O r . \ - W / ^ D o b r a T o n e r s pMuLaQ OuOlSV J 4 / 2 fi tfoi,euJooJ Crto /ihod/ejfjK C dnA < jk )\A rU ^. J 1 j cTlll rL u\A . 7 n rtxr/Lt. S tio iU . Ic A a X X C b o s a . U o v R . 4 T \W i (h c x d sA -s k d - 0 * /< S ^ vr j f / - ' .. . - 7 ' .. . f r r / k t d .e C 7 ~ ............ ' -------- ' ^ j ) c v v A C tZ jcx Ji-r, A 1 o il_ ^ C t m i r x ^ 3 \a/ a a / r y t r r t ^ & M * P / fe / f r tr A e 4 ^ A * * ^ 'I ^77 *.' \ ^ \ o u o \ - j v - j C r i u ~ l \ j 7 - 7

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