April 1, 2019

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (15:53): I rise to speak on the Criminal Law (High Risk Offenders) (Psychologists) Amendment Bill. The Attorney-General was able to make application to the courts that certain prisoners are deemed high risk and are subject to an extended supervisio...

November 27, 2018

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (17:08): I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Domestic Violence) Bill. The bill introduces a new offence of choking, suffocation or strangulation and a presumption against bail if an individual is charged with this offence and in other circum...

November 27, 2018

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (17:13): I rise to speak on the Controlled Substances (Youth Treatment Orders) Amendment Bill. This bill will allow concerned parents or guardians to apply to the court to have a young person committed to undertake mandatory treatment if they have...

November 8, 2018

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (16:48): I rise today to speak on the Statues Amendment (Drug Offences) Bill. This bill increases the penalty for drug offences, introduces the new concept of a prescribed serious drug offender and also creates aggravated offences in certain circum...

October 17, 2018

On the 17th of October 2018, John introduced the Criminal Law Consolidation (Domestic Abuse) Amendment Bill into Parliament.

Please see his second reading speech below.

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (17:22): It gives me great pleasure to introduce this bill which will create a ne...

June 21, 2018

Second Reading 

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (15:39): I rise in support of this bill. The bill is very simple, in that it creates an offence to lie about your age when communicating with a child online. There is also a secondary greater offence to lie about your age with the in...

June 21, 2018

Second Reading 

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (15:51): This bill amends the Criminal Law Consolidation Act to better assist prosecutors to establish criminal neglect. Definitions will change to better define cognitive impairment and vulnerable adults, as well as outlining that c...