Capital Punishment Referendum Bill - 1994

AGM. 26.10.94.

The NSW CCL expresses grave concern at the Capital Punishment Referendum Bill, 1994. We reiterate our stated policy of total opposition to capital punishment and affirm that this Bill is in conflict with Australia's obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Further, we oppose the notion of a referendum to decide the issue, believing that it is the business of Parliament to make laws. We call on all members of the NSW Parliament to oppose this legislation.