In March 2009 the Attorney General requested that the Council examine standard non-parole periods and guideline judgments.
For further information about the review click on the links below or in the menu on the left.
The Council has previously reported on specific aspects of the standard non-parole period scheme. For information on those reports, click on the links below:
On 23 September 2011, the Attorney General asked the NSW Law Reform Commission (LRC) to review the
Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999, including, specifically, the operation of the SNPP scheme.
Further information about the LRC's review is available on the Commission's
The Attorney General invited the Council and the LRC to work in collaboration with each other in relation to the review. As such, the Council determined that the Standard non-parole period paper should not make recommendations, but should be a background paper to assist the broader review to be conducted by the NSW LRC.
The Attorney General has asked the Council to examine standard non-parole periods in line with the following terms of reference: