Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania



12 December 2018

Elise Archer, Attorney-General

Labor's candidate must come clean on mandatory sentencing

Labor’s candidate for Montgomery must confirm to voters whether she supports Labor’s opposition to mandatory sentencing for child sex offenders.

Last year every Labor member voted against mandatory sentences and Labor blocked the legislation from passing through the Upper House.

Protecting our children from these heinous crimes is the highest priority and Tasmanians are appalled at Labor’s refusal to back mandatory sentences.

The Hodgman Liberal Government has brought the legislation back before the Parliament – as we received a mandate to do at this year’s election – and it’s incumbent on Ms Rippon to declare how she will vote on the Bill.

This is a question Ms Rippon must give a direct yes or no answer to so voters know what she stands for. Will she vote for the Government’s mandatory sentencing Bill or not?



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