Youth Justice legislative amendments
The Youth Justice Act 1992 has been amended to permit the publication of identifying information and opening of Childrens Court for repeat offenders. The sentencing principal that detention is a last resort has been removed. In addition, childhood findings of guilt are admissible for adult sentencing, and recidivist motor vehicle offenders residing in Townsville must be sentenced to a boot camp order.
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