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November 2017

16 November 2017

Constitutional Advice Received on Validity of Sentencing Guidelines in Victoria

We’ve received constitutional advice on the creation of a sentencing guidelines council in Victoria.

10 November 2017

Community Views Sought on Victorian Sentencing Guidelines Council

Have your say on the creation of a sentencing guidelines council in Victoria.

1 November 2017

Annual Report Recounts Our Latest Achievements

The Council has released its annual report for 2016–2017.

October 2017

20 October 2017

Council Releases Advice on Swift, Certain and Fair Approaches to Family Violence Offenders

The Council recommends reforms for sentencing and managing family violence offenders.

16 October 2017

Courts agree on need to increase sentencing for incest, but disagree about how

What does the High Court’s recent ruling on the sentencing of an incest case in Victoria actually mean?

September 2017

26 September 2017

Report Examines Rise in Secondary Offences in Victoria

The number of secondary offences sentenced in Victoria has increased 160% in five years.

August 2017

1 August 2017

Online Sentencing Database Updated with New Statistics and Improved Interface

The Council has updated its online sentencing statistics database.

July 2017

18 July 2017

One-Third of Offenders Contravene Their Community Correction Order by Further Offending

Offenders who breach a community correction order by further offending often offend shortly after the order is imposed.

12 July 2017

Consultation to Start on a Victorian Sentencing Guidelines Council

The Attorney-General has asked the Council to consult and advise on the creation of a Victorian sentencing guidelines council.

6 July 2017

New Brochures Explain Sentencing in the Children’s Court

Find out what happens when children are sentenced in the Children’s Court.