Consistent with australia's international obligations12 and bipartisan opposition to the death penalty, i consider a request for mutual assistance should be refused if granting a request in relation to the investigation, prosecution or punishment of an offence may result in the death penalty being imposed in a foreign country unless the country. Australia should legislate so that its security agencies are not compelled to share information with countries that still have the death penalty, while using some of its dwindling foreign aid. In the wake of the execution of 8 people in indonesia, minister for agriculture barnaby joyce has said that australia should be discussing the death penaltyhe says that people approach him, saying that while he may not agree with the death penalty, many australians do, and we should have a conversation about it.
Fifty years without the death penalty, australia should be grateful richard shumack richard is a part-time research fellow at the centre for public christianity. Independent senator jacqui lambie says australia should bring back the death penalty for citizens who fight for terrorist organisations overseas ms lambie had previously called for citizenship to. Five reasons to abolish the death penalty this blog entry does not necessarily represent the position or opinion of amnesty international australia load more. Learn more about the death penalty, and how reprieve us is working to fight it globally we want to see an end to the death penalty worldwide.
Bukit gelugor mp ramkarpal singh says the death penalty should be abolished as a matter of principle, not just to facilitate sirul azhar umar's extradition from australia. Last i heard, only south australia still had the death penalty, however official policy was an automatic commutation to life imprisonment it is possible they may have abolished it by now, making them the last state to do so. Representations should outline australia's position on the death penalty, including the reasons we reject it, and urge retentionist countries to move towards a moratorium on the death penalty and eventual abolition. Here is a summary of the pros and cons of the death penalty, and an opportunity for readers to share their views im all for the death penalty except it should be. Bring back the death penalty to australia 39 likes this page speaks on behalf of the australian public who want to see capital punishment reinstated.
The death penalty is expensive, it is not a deterrent, it is actually a crime because it is murder, and it encourages violence therefore, the death penalty should be illegal report abuse print. Although support for the death penalty being used in these situations in four years is down 11% to 50%, it remains clearly ahead of the 44% (up 9%) of australians that say the death penalty should not be carried out. Death penalty facts and figures from amnesty international facts and figures on the death penalty 1 abolitionist and retentionist countries over half the countries in the world have now. Public opinion: australians oppose capital punishment a recent public opinion poll of australians found that 69% of respondents believe the penalty for murder should be imprisonment, while only 25% of those polled stated it should be the death penalty. Momentum is gathering in australia to push for the elimination of the death penalty around the world but some say australians should address attitudes in their own backyard first not long before.
The death penalty was discarded in the late 1900's in australia since then, there has been several huge debates about whether it should be brought back. Capital punishment, also dubbed the death penalty, is the pre-meditated and planned taking of a human life by a government in response to a crime committed by that legally convicted person passions in the us are sharply divided, and equally strong among both supporters and protesters of the death. Death penalty search topics, policy, events, resources law council gravely concerned by sentencing of australian woman to death in vietnam death penalty | media. Should australia bring back the death penalty capital punishment or the death penalty is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime the judicial decree that someone be punished in this manner is a death sentence, while the actual process of killing the. Australia should also speak out publicly against the death penalty in all cases, including for prisoners facing execution for terrorism-related offences this has not been a consistent practice in.
In summary our whole group believes that the death penalty should not be reintroduced a poll was carried out by ray morgan institute a majority of australians believe that prison is a much more humane punishment than death kerrigan,m2003,death row and capital punishment,amber books ltd,london. Australian diplomacy on this front, say jabbar and lehrfreund, should also be aimed at restricting the type of crimes and people which can receive a death penalty. I believe we should have the death penalty in australia what's more i believe it should be re-introduced retrospectively, so that those nasties who have taken advantage of the no death penalty situation would have a rude awakening. Australia must identify the death penalty as a violation of the right to life this fundamental right is not subject to limitation - it must always be respected.
Capital punishment in australia has been abolished in all jurisdictionsqueensland abolished the death penalty in 1922 tasmania did the same in 1968, the federal government abolished the death penalty in 1973, with application also in the australian capital territory and the northern territory victoria did so in 1975, south australia in 1976, and western australia in 1984death penalty related. Australia should speak with a clear voice against death penalty wherever it is applied, and should also take further steps to prevent it being reintroduced into our law while john howard and kevin rudd have strong personal views against the death penalty, this has not always been reflected in their rhetoric.