Archived News

April 2019

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.

24 January 2019

Council Releases Second Report on Serious Offending by People Serving a Community Correction Order

The rate at which community correction orders are contravened by serious offending remains steady.

December 2018

18 December 2018

Reports to Government Cap Off Jam-Packed Year for the Council

Our reports on swift, certain and fair and the sentencing guidelines council are just some of the highlights detailed in our annual report for 2017–18.

18 December 2018

New Guide to Sentencing Schemes in Victoria Released

The Council has released a new guide to the sentencing schemes now in operation in Victoria.

13 December 2018

What Does the Public Really Think About Sentencing?

Research into public opinion and sentencing repeatedly finds that informed members of the community are not as punitive as opinion polls suggest.

4 December 2018

Victorian Jury Sentencing Study: Second Fact Sheet Released

The Council has released a second fact sheet summarising findings from the Victorian Jury Sentencing Study.