Sunday, March 27, 2005

Australia May Tighten Drink-Spiking Law

Australia's moving in the right direction:
PEOPLE who spike drinks -- even just as a prank rather than for sexual assault -- face up to two years in jail under new legislation to be introduced by the State Government.

Attorney-General Bob Debus said the new law would make it illegal to spike drinks, even when there was no intention to commit an offence.

The law will expand current laws which make it an offence to spike a victim's drink with alcohol for the purpose of committing a serious offence.

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