Governor General outlines govt’s aim to build on gains made

by February 11th, 2020

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen highlighted a number of positive indicators as he delivered the Throne Speech this morning, (February 11).

The delivery of the Throne Speech signals the beginning of the new Parliamentary year.

Sir Patrick stated that the belt tightening measures of the government and by extension the country are reaping rewards.

And the government is aiming to build on the gains made in advancing its policy agenda to support national crime fighting strategies.

In delivering the Throne Speech, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen states that the government holds that a whole-of-society approach is required to tackle the issue of crime and violence.

The 2019/20 legislative year saw the passage of the Proceeds of Crime (amendment) Act, 2019 and attendant regulations, to strengthen local anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing efforts.

The development of regulations to support the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency, amendments to the Criminal Justice (suppression of criminal organisations) Act as well as the Firearms Act were also achieved.

The Governor General says through the infusion of technology and significant capital investment, the government will continue its multi-agency approach to social intervention efforts.