Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Act 2015 (153 of 2015)

Schedule 7   Sentencing and parole

Part 4   Non-parole periods and recognizance release orders

Crimes Act 1914

12   Subsections 19AC(4) and (5)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

(4) A court may decline to make a recognizance release order in respect of a person if:

(a) the court is satisfied that such an order is not appropriate, having regard to:

(i) the nature and circumstances of the offence or offences concerned; and

(ii) the antecedents of the person; or

(b) the person is expected to be serving a State or Territory sentence on the day after the end of the federal sentence, or the last to be served of the federal sentences, as reduced by any remissions or reductions under section 19AA.

(5) If the court declines to make a recognizance release order, the court must:

(a) state its reasons for so declining; and

(b) cause the reasons to be entered in the records of the court.