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Submissions in relation to people smuggling

Recent law reform submissions argue for better treatment of young people suspected of people smuggling offences and for repeal of the mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment.

Response to Crimes Amendment (Fairness for Minors) Bill 2011, March 2012
Submission on behalf of Legal Aid NSW to the Commonwealth Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Inquiry into the treatment of individuals suspected of smuggling offences who say they are children, February 2012
Legal Aid NSW submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission

Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Removal of Mandatory Minimum Penalties) Bill, March 2012
Legal Aid NSW Submission to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee