The Attorney General asked the Sentencing Council to consider a number of proposals from the Thomas Kelly Foundation to make amendments to the
Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 aimed at deterring alcohol and drug fuelled violence. The Attorney also asked the Council to undertake a general examination of possible sentencing measures to achieve deterrence and behaviour change in relation to alcohol and drug fuelled violence, including measures taken by other jurisdictions, the success of such measures and their possible suitability for NSW.
The Sentencing Council was asked to provide a report by 31 August 2015. The report was provided on 26 August 2015: Alcohol and drug fuelled violence - Final Report [PDF, 371KB]
The call for submissions closed on 24 April 2015. Visit the
submissions page to view the submissions.
The Council also prepared a short
consultation paper providing some background to the matters to be considered in the reference.
The Sentencing Council is to prepare a report on alcohol and drug fuelled violence that addresses the following:
Alcohol & Drug Fuelled Violence - Final Report