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MISUSE OF DRUGS AMENDMENT BILL 2018

                     Western Australia


     Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill 2018

                        Contents

1.       Short title                        2
2.       Commencement                       2
3.       Act amended                        2
4.       Section 32A amended                2




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                      LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

             (Introduced by Hon. Aaron Stonehouse, MLC)


       Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill 2018

                               A Bill for


An Act to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981.



The Parliament of Western Australia enacts as follows:




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1    1.        Short title
2              This is the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act 2018.

3    2.        Commencement
4              This Act comes into operation as follows --
5               (a) sections 1 and 2 -- on the day on which this Act
6                     receives the Royal Assent;
7               (b) the rest of the Act -- the day after that day.

8    3.        Act amended
9              This Act amends the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981.

10   4.        Section 32A amended
11             After section 32A(1) insert:
12

13            (1A)   Despite subsection (1), the court is not required to
14                   declare the person to be a drug trafficker if the court is
15                   satisfied that it would be clearly unjust to do so, having
16                   regard to the circumstances of the commission of the
17                   offence and any other matter the court considers
18                   relevant.
19            (1B)   A court that, because of subsection (1A), does not
20                   declare a person to be a drug trafficker must give
21                   reasons for its decision not to do so.
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