Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
110
Title
Mandatory minimum sentence for farm trespass
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that the current penalties associated with offences of trespass onto farms have fallen far short of community expectations. Animal activists are flouting our laws and making a joke of our judicial system by shamelessly repeat offending with no fear of the lenient consequences. Fines and legal expenses are crowdsourced and funded so extremists are free to continue their harassment and intimidation campaigns against Australia's hardest working families and communities, the lifeblood of our nation, our farmers.
This is an ongoing issue that farmers, businesses and workers have stressed needs to be addressed for years, and the responses from lawmakers and police leave us feeling frustrated, unprotected and hopeless
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to introduce a mandatory minimum sentence of 6 months as the penalty for trespass onto farms or associated animal businesses.
Closing Date
2019-10-10
Not tabled signatures
11
Total signatures including previously tabled
11

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Status
Open
Sponsor
Mr Jeff Bourman