Welcome to Sentencing Advisory Council

Latest News

May 31

Offences in this release include rape, indecent assault and persistent sexual abuse of a child under 16.

May 18

Our Law Week event for 2017 looked at the dynamics at play in sentencing a young offender.

Latest Publications

Sentencing in the Children’s Court

Our brochure explains how the Children’s Court decides what happens to children who are guilty of breaking the law.

Swift, Certain and Fair Approaches to Sentencing Family Violence Offenders: Discussion Paper

Our discussion paper considers ‘swift, certain and fair’ approaches to sentencing family violence offenders.

Our Work

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 Our projects address a wide range of sentencing issues. 

You be the Judge

Lady Justice

You be the Judge

An important part of the Council's work involves educating the community about sentencing.