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Watch out for new environmental enforcement laws

September 7, 2014

‘Restorative justice’ is described in the second reading speech for the Bill as a process that: “brings together both an offender and a victim to address the actions that should be undertaken by the offender to repair the harm that has been caused.” In practical terms, the concept of ‘restorative justice’ will allow the court to require environmental offenders to undertake actions that go beyond restoration or enhancement of the environment, to also include social or community actions that benefit the community or persons adversely affected by the offence.

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