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Section 580G Crimes Act 1900
Abolition of Imprisonment With Light or Hard Labour

Section 580G of the Crimes Act 1900 is Abolition of Imprisonment With Light or Hard Labour and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 580G of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Abolition of Imprisonment With Light or Hard Labour’ and reads as follows:

580G Abolition of Imprisonment With Light or Hard Labour

(1) The punishments of imprisonment with light labour and imprisonment with hard labour are abolished.

(2) Any sentence of imprisonment with light labour or imprisonment with hard labour that was in force, immediately before the commencement of this section, is to be taken to be a sentence of imprisonment only and is to continue to have effect as such for the remainder of the term for which the sentence of imprisonment with light labour or imprisonment with hard labour would, but for this section, have had effect.

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