Non-parole period increased for arsonists
The State Government has increased the standard non-parole period for convicted arsonists from five years to nine years.
Member for Terrigal Mr Adam Crouch said an amendment to the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 was passed by the Lower House of Parliament last week.
"We have many suburbs surrounded by bushland on the Central Coast, and fire bugs pose a significant threat to people and properties," Mr Crouch said.
"With another hot and dry summer almost upon us, the NSW Liberal Government has acted to increase penalties for arsonists so that it reflects the seriousness of the crime."
Media Release, 25 Sep 2019
Adam Crouch, Member for Terrigal
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