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Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Bill 2013

Welcome to  2014 Legal Studies students. I hope that you make good use of the break and find the time to make a start on Unit 3. Results for the 2013 examinations are released this week and the examiner’s report comes out early next year. I don’t expect any surprises and the course in 2014 will continue on a very similar path as 2013.

Queensland has introduced some interesting legislation and other states are looking at it with interest. Lets unpack the basics of the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Bill 2013 QLD.

here is the pdf

VicLawAssDisB13

The interesting reading is contained in the definitions. Try having an opinion of why this bill has been introduced.

3 Definitions
In this Act—
association means any of the following—
(a) a corporation;
(b) an unincorporated association;

[s 4]
Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Bill 2013
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(c) a club or league;
(d) any other group of 3 or more persons by whatever name
called, whether associated formally or informally and
whether the group is legal or illegal.
base sentence, for a vicious lawless associate, means the
sentence imposed on the associate under section 7(1)(a).
declared offence means—
(a) an offence against a provision mentioned in schedule 1;
or
(b) an offence prescribed under a regulation to be a declared
offence.
further sentence, for a vicious lawless associate, means a
sentence imposed on the associate under section 7(1)(b) or
(c).
office bearer, of an association, means—
(a) a person who is a president, vice-president,
sergeant-at-arms, treasurer, secretary, director or another
office bearer or a shareholder of the association; or
(b) a person who (whether by words or conduct, or in any
other way) asserts, declares or advertises himself or
herself to hold a position of authority of any kind within
the association.

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