Queensland was the first Australian state to enact anti-stalking legislation when it did so in 1993. That first attempt was criticised as unnecessarily complex, though it was nevertheless extensively utilised. Following an exhaustive consultation process, the original s 359A QCC has now been completely recast and a new Chapter 33A ‘Unlawful Stalking’ has been inserted into the Criminal Code (Qld). This article will examine the elements of this most recent legislative response to the anti-social behaviour known as stalking. The new model is a diligent and genuine effort to address past deficiencies in the law, to satisfy the concerns of victims and to take this crime of the nineties into the next century.
"Stalking in Queensland: From the Nineties to Y2K,"
Bond Law Review:
1, Article 9.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/blr/vol11/iss1/9