This bill creates a new offence that would allow for a specific "king-hit" or "coward's punch" type offence in response to a number of deaths where the individual killed was assaulted and died as a result of their injuries. Those convicted of the so-called "one punch" assaults will receive a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment.
57 ayes (supporters)
63 noes (opposers)
Motion not agreed to; Motion not agreed to.
|Bill||Crimes (Coward Punch Causing Death) Amendment Bill|
|Vote date||17 June 2020|
|Reason||A party vote was called for on the question, That the Crimes (Coward Punch Causing Death) Amendment Bill be now read a first time.|
|Outcome||Motion not agreed to.|
|Vote type||Party vote|
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