Attorney General Mark Speakman responds to Wagga's sentencing concerns

Mark Speakman
Mark Speakman

Attorney General Mark Speakman on Wednesday, responded to a call to address bail law and sentencing leniency in Wagga.

It comes as Neighborhood Watch president Wayne Deaner said the city was “fed up” with juveniles accused of crimes, being granted bail “time and again”.  Mr Speakman said the government acknowledged concerns, announcing “tough and smart reforms last week”. He said they would abolish suspended sentences, increase supervision and strengthen intensive corrections.

Wagga MP Daryl Maguire said he hoped the juvenile system would also be targeted once the reforms were put through parliament.