Crimes Amendment (Bail and Sentencing) Act 2006 (171 of 2006)
Schedule 1 Amendments
Crimes Act 1914
5B After subsection 19B(1)
(1A) However, the court must not take into account under subsection (1) any form of customary law or cultural practice as a reason for:
(a) excusing, justifying, authorising, requiring or lessening the seriousness of the criminal behaviour to which the offence relates; or
(b) aggravating the seriousness of the criminal behaviour to which the offence relates.
(1B) In subsection (1A):
criminal behaviour includes:
(a) any conduct, omission to act, circumstance or result that is, or forms part of, a physical element of the offence in question; and
(b) any fault element relating to such a physical element.