Legislative amendments

Members are reminded of the following Northern Territory legislative amendments which came into force in April 2014:

  • Misuse of Drugs Act
    • scope of the aggravating circumstance of supply in an indigenous community broadened and tightened
    • Schedule 2 list rationalised
    • regulation-making power extended to include the moving of a drug, and specified quantities, from Schedule 2 to to Schedule 1
  • Criminal Code
    • s331B inserted, empowering a court to require a person to undergo an psychiatric or medical assessment by an expert nominated by the prosecutor and approved by the court, where the accused intends to lead expert evidence relating to their state of mind or medical condition
    • Powers of court and police to order forfeiture and destruction of child abuse material extended