Guide for Framing Offences

19 May 2010
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This 2010 Guide for Framing Offences provides information to people who are drafting offences, strict liability offences, setting penalties, creating infringement notices (on the spot fines) or creating civil penalties.

There are standard policies and laws that apply to the formation and interpretation of offences. Human rights law, common law and the Criminal Code 2002 an offence. This guide provides a quick reference to key Government policies on offence construction.