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Fixed non-parole periods for offences against persons under 16 years

    (1)     Subject to this section, if:

        (a)     a court sentences an offender to be imprisoned for an offence against section 127, 130, 131, 131A, 132, 134, 177(a), 181, 184, 186, 186B, 188 or 192(4) of the Criminal Code; and

        (b)     the offender was an adult when the offence was committed; and

        (c)     the offence was committed on a person who was under the age of 16 years; and

        (d)     the sentence is not suspended in whole or part;

the court must fix a period under section 53(1) of not less than 70% of the period of imprisonment that the offender is to serve under the sentence.

    (2)     Subsection (1) does not apply where under section 53(1) the court considers that the fixing of a non-parole period is inappropriate.

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