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No referendum on death penalty

Published:Friday | December 14, 2007 | 3:09 PM

Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne said the government has no plans at this time to hold a referendum on the death penalty.

Senator Lightbourne told the Upper House this morning, that the administration only plan to put the matter to a consensus vote in Parliament.

A consensus vote can only be done after a joint select committee of parliament, reviews and adopts the report of the Charter of Rights Committee.