Archived News

November 2016

3 November 2016

Victoria’s Prison Population Continues to Grow

Victoria’s prison population is now 67% larger than it was 10 years ago.

October 2016

27 October 2016

We’ve Tabled Our Annual Report

It’s been another busy year for the Council.

September 2016

20 September 2016

You be the Judge: Ordinary Citizens Set the Sentence

The Council’s You be the Judge educational program has featured on ABC’s Lateline.

12 September 2016

Council Receives Terms of Reference for Swift and Certain Approaches to Family Violence Sentencing

The Council has been asked to advise on ‘swift and certain’ approaches to family violence sentencing.

August 2016

23 August 2016

Council Study Examines Reoffending by Family Violence Offenders

People who breach family violence intervention orders are more likely to reoffend than other offenders.

July 2016

26 July 2016

Court of Appeal Rules on Statutory Murder versus Common Law Murder

Victorian sentencing practices for statutory murder are set to change.

20 July 2016

Council Report Finds Substantial Decline in Sentenced Offending by Children

Sentenced offending by children in Victoria is rare.

June 2016

30 June 2016

Council Releases Findings on CCO Use Post Boulton v The Queen

CCOs are being increasingly combined with imprisonment sentences.

28 June 2016

New Sentencing Snapshots for Burglary, Robbery, Causing Injury, and Drug Offences

The Council has released 15 new Sentencing Snapshots.

10 June 2016

Sentencing Guidance Is Best Provided by the Courts: New Report

The Council has published its recommended reforms to sentencing guidance in Victoria.