Criminal Offence Victims Act 1995 (Qld) - Some Observations
AbstractIn 1995 the Queensland Parliament passed the Criminal Offence Victims Act 1995 (COVA) the purpose of which is twofold. Part 2 of the Act consists of a declaration of fundamental principles of justice for victims of crime. Part 3 provides a scheme for compensation for personal injuries resulting from indictable offences, and for death involving circumstances of murder or manslaughter.1 This article will outline the declaration and the compensation scheme, and comment on their nature and significance and the inadequacies of the Act.
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