Archived News

February 2018

1 February 2018

New Sentencing Trends Data Released

The Council has updated its statistics on broad sentencing trends.

January 2018

29 January 2018

Teaching and Study Materials on Sentencing Refreshed and Updated

We’ve updated our educational resources for the new school year.

19 January 2018

Are Kids Really Breaching More Court Orders?

A recent article citing the Council’s findings may be misleading.

December 2017

19 December 2017

Sentencing Outcomes in the Magistrates' Court for Theft: New Report Released

Our latest report examines five types of theft offences sentenced in the Magistrates’ Court.

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.