Sentence Administration Amendment (Monitoring Equipment) Act 2024


Sentence Administration Amendment (Monitoring Equipment) Act 2024


1.Short title1


3.Act amended1

4.Section 118 amended1


Sentence Administration Amendment (Monitoring Equipment) Act 2024

No. 6 of 2024

An Act to amend the Sentence Administration Act 2003.

[Assented to 26 March 2024]

The Parliament of Western Australia enacts as follows:


1.Short title

This is the Sentence Administration Amendment (Monitoring Equipment) Act 2024.


This Act comes into operation as follows —

(a)sections 1 and 2 — on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent;

(b)the rest of the Act — on the day after that day.

3.Act amended

This Act amends the Sentence Administration Act 2003.

4.Section 118 amended

(1)In section 118(6) after “excuse,” insert:




(2)In section 118(6) delete the Penalty and insert:


Penalty for this subsection: imprisonment for 3 years and a fine of $36 000.


(3)Delete section 118(7) and insert:


(7)A court sentencing a person convicted of an offence under subsection (6), committed at a time when the person had reached 18 years of age, must, unless it would be clearly unjust given the circumstances of the offence and the person —

(a)sentence the person to a term of imprisonment of at least 6 months; and

(b)not suspend the term of imprisonment.

(8)Subsection (7) applies despite the Sentencing Act 1995 section 86.


Note: The heading to amended section 118 is to read:

Offences relating to monitoring equipment


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