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Western Australia Criminal Code Amendment (Desecration of War Memorials) Bill 2018 Contents 1. Short title 2 2. Commencement 2 3. Code amended 2 4. Chapter XLVII inserted 2 Chapter XLVII -- Desecration of war memorials 463. Terms used 2 464. Desecrating war memorials 3 465. Orders to restore desecrated war memorials 4 107--1 page i Western Australia LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (Introduced by Hon. Charles Smith, MLC) Criminal Code Amendment (Desecration of War Memorials) Bill 2018 A Bill for An Act to amend The Criminal Code. The Parliament of Western Australia enacts as follows: page 1 Criminal Code Amendment (Desecration of War Memorials) Bill 2018 s. 1 1 1. Short title 2 This is the Criminal Code Amendment (Desecration of War 3 Memorials) Act 2018. 4 2. Commencement 5 This Act comes into operation as follows -- 6 (a) sections 1 and 2 -- on the day on which this Act 7 receives the Royal Assent; 8 (b) the rest of the Act -- on the day after that day. 9 3. Code amended 10 This Act amends The Criminal Code. 11 4. Chapter XLVII inserted 12 After section 462 insert: 13 14 Chapter XLVII -- Desecration of war 15 memorials 16 463. Terms used 17 In this Chapter -- 18 outdoor memorial area means -- 19 (a) an area of land that is -- 20 (i) within a 20 metre radius from the war 21 monument; and 22 (ii) used wholly or partly for displaying the 23 war monument; 24 and 25 (b) a plant or tree that is, or a group of plants or 26 trees that are, wholly or partly dedicated to war 27 remembrance; and page 2 Criminal Code Amendment (Desecration of War Memorials) Bill 2018 s. 4 1 (c) a public garden or park that is wholly or partly 2 dedicated to war remembrance; 3 war memorial means -- 4 (a) a war monument that is lawfully erected in a 5 public place; or 6 (b) a building, structure or facility that is partly 7 dedicated to war remembrance; or 8 (c) an outdoor memorial area; 9 war monument means one of the following objects that 10 is dedicated to war remembrance -- 11 (a) a statue, obelisk, cenotaph, plaque, building or 12 other man-made object; 13 (b) a plinth or base on which an object mentioned 14 in paragraph (a) is placed; 15 war remembrance means the remembrance of people 16 who -- 17 (a) served in war; or 18 (b) died in war or as a result of any war or warlike 19 operations in which Australians have been on 20 active service; or 21 (c) died during or as a result of active service. 22 464. Desecrating war memorials 23 (1) In this section -- 24 desecrate means -- 25 (a) in relation to a war memorial that is a war 26 monument -- 27 (i) destroy, apply graffiti to, damage, 28 deface or move the war monument; or page 3 Criminal Code Amendment (Desecration of War Memorials) Bill 2018 s. 4 1 (ii) otherwise deal with the war monument 2 in a way, or in circumstances, that the 3 person knows, or could reasonably be 4 expected to know, is likely to cause 5 offence to a reasonable person; 6 or 7 (b) in relation to a war memorial that is not a war 8 monument -- 9 (i) destroy or apply graffiti to the war 10 memorial; or 11 (ii) damage, deface or otherwise deal with 12 the war memorial in a way, or in 13 circumstances, that the person knows, or 14 could reasonably be expected to know, 15 is likely to cause offence to a reasonable 16 person; 17 graffiti has the meaning given in the Graffiti 18 Vandalism Act 2016 section 3. 19 (2) A person who, without lawful or reasonable excuse, 20 desecrates a war memorial is guilty of a crime. 21 Penalty for this subsection: imprisonment for 5 years. 22 Summary conviction penalty for this subsection: 23 imprisonment for 2 years. 24 (3) Without limiting what may otherwise be a reasonable 25 excuse under subsection (2), it is a reasonable excuse if 26 a person desecrates a war memorial with the written 27 consent of the person who owns the war memorial. 28 465. Orders to restore desecrated war memorials 29 (1) A court that convicts a person of an offence under 30 section 464 may order the person -- 31 (a) to take remedial action to restore the war 32 memorial to the same state as it was in before page 4 Criminal Code Amendment (Desecration of War Memorials) Bill 2018 s. 4 1 the offence or to a state specified in the order; 2 or 3 (b) to pay to another person the cost of taking 4 remedial action to restore the war memorial to 5 the same state as it was in before the offence or 6 to a state specified in the order. 7 (2) The Sentencing Act 1995 Part 16 Division 1 applies to 8 an order under subsection (1) as if the order were a 9 reparation order as defined in that Part. 10 (3) The Sentencing Act 1995 section 122 applies to a 11 person who does not comply with an order made under 12 subsection (1)(a) as if the order were a restitution order 13 made under Part 16 of that Act. 14 (4) The Sentencing Act 1995 sections 119 and 119A apply 15 to an order made under subsection (1)(b) as if the order 16 were a compensation order made under Part 16 of that 17 Act. 18 19 page 5
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