Sentencing Council

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Ongoing projects

The NSW Sentencing Council receives requests from the NSW Attorney General to review and provide advice on sentencing matters. 


A review of sentencing for murder and manslaughter, including domestic and family violence homicide and the standard non-parole periods for murder.

Fire offences

A review of the standard non-parole period for the bushfire offence and the maximum penalties for destroying property by fire.

Repeat traffic offenders