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June 2019

27 June 2019

Crossover Kids Report Released

The Council has released a report on sentenced and diverted children who are known to Victoria’s child protection service.

May 2019

22 May 2019

Council Releases Sentencing Snapshots for Six Sex Offences

The Council has released new Sentencing Snapshots for offences including rape and sexual assault.

15 May 2019

Report Released on Sentencing Practices for Firearms Offences in Victoria

The Council has released a new report on sentencing practices for firearms offences in Victoria.

10 May 2019

Online Sentencing Database Updated with New Statistics and Summary Reports

The Council has released updated higher courts sentencing statistics on SACStat .

April 2019

26 April 2019

You be the Judge: Public Event on Sentencing for Law Week 2019

Australia’s foremost expert on sentencing law will reveal how courts make sentencing decisions. 

9 April 2019

Council Releases Sentencing Snapshots for Seven Offences

The Council has released new Sentencing Snapshots for murder, manslaughter, culpable driving and four property-related offences.

February 2019

19 February 2019

New Report Reveals How Animal Cruelty Offenders Are Sentenced in Victoria

The Council has released the first ever review of how animal cruelty offences are sentenced in Victoria.

7 February 2019

Changes to Victorian Sentencing Law from 2018 Summarised in New Overview

Our new overview is designed to help you navigate recent changes to Victorian sentencing law.

January 2019

31 January 2019

Community Education Events in Gippsland, March 2019

The Sentencing Advisory Council and the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria are co-hosting community education events across Gippsland in March.

31 January 2019

Major Revamp of the Council’s Educational Resources

The Council has updated its educational resources to reflect recent changes to sentencing law.

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