Abolishing prison sentences of six months or less



The Se​ntencing Council's report considered a number of problems with prison sentences of six months or less. For example, a major criticism of short prison sentences is their limited rehabilitative value.

Published August 2004.

Download: Abolishing Prison Sentences of Six Months or Less [PDF 934KB]

Government response

Sentencing Council Prison Sentences Report [PDF 18KB]
Question without notice: 17 November 2004

NSW Sentencing Council begins work [PDF 82KB]
Attorney General's Media Release: 18 June 2003