Media Releases

Media releases issued by the NSW Government in response to NSW Sentencing Council research plus media releases issued by the NSW Sentencing Council, all listed by date, latest first.

Date

Media Release

27-11-09

Moves to restrict sentence discounts for police informants and sex offenders (PDF, 34KB)
NSW Attorney General John Hatzistergos has today welcomed the release of a report by The Sentencing Council which recommends legislation limiting the courts' ability to give criminals discounts on their sentences.

26-11-09

The Hon Jerrold Cripps QC appointed as new chairperson of the NSW Sentencing Council - 4 November 2009 (PDF, 41KB)

Jerrold Cripps commenced his term as chairperson of the NSW Sentencing Council on 14 November 2009 having recently completed a 5 year term as Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

20-05-09

Forum on prison sentences comes to Campbelltown (PDF, 33KB)
Attorney General John Hatzistergos and Juvenile Justice Minister, Member for Campbelltown Graham West today announced a free public education forum about how criminals are sentenced will be held in Campbelltown on Monday, 25 May.

07-05-09

House-breaking child sex offenders to face life (PDF, 26KB)
Sexual predators that break into homes and have intercourse with children under 10 could die in jail under the toughest legislation of its kind in the country, announced NSW Attorney General John Hatzistergos.

17-03-09

Spotlight on Standard Non-Parole Periods (PDF, 23KB)Two high level bodies are examining how to make sure sex offenders feel the full force of the law when they come before judges, Attorney General John Hatzistergos said today.

18-02-09

Justice experts to lead Public Forums on crime and sentencing (PDF, 21KB)
NSW residents will soon have the chance to hear first-hand, expert accounts of life in the criminal justice system to help those interested better understand our court and sentencing system.

26-11-08

Disadvantaged People to Work Off Their Fines (PDF, 31KB)
In an Australian first, severely disadvantaged members of the community will be able to complete charity work or treatment programs to pay off their fines, NSW Attorney General John Hatzistergos announced today.

26-11-08

New Sex Crime Laws Introduced to Parliament (PDF, 24KB)
New sex crime legislation which will create new offences and increase penalties will be introduced into NSW Parliament today, said NSW Attorney General John Hatzistergos.

 


30-10-08

New Measures to Get Tough with Alcohol-Related Violence (PDF, 60KB)
Premier Nathan Rees today unveiled a package of new measures to crack down on anti-social drinking and alcohol-related violence.

25-10-08

Major Government Crackdown on Sex Offences (PDF, 37KB)
The Rees Government is drafting new sex crime legislation which will create new offences and increase penalties said NSW Attorney General John Hatzistergos.

22-10-08

Community Views Sought on New Sentencing Option (PDF, 30KB)
The Rees Government is inviting public comment on a new style of community-based sentence, which could replace the system of periodic detention.

10-01-08

Review into Sentence Discounts (PDF, 17KB)
Sentence discounts and reduced sentences for guilty pleas are under review following a referral to the NSW Sentencing Council, Attorney General John Hatzistergos announced today.

07-01-08

Sentencing Council Review into Periodic Detention (PDF, 9KB)
Careful consideration will be given to recommendations outlined in the NSW Sentencing Council's review of Periodic Detention, Attorney General and Minister for Justice John Hatzistergos said today.

25-08-07

Improving the Effectiveness of Fines in NSW (PDF, 30KB)
The NSW Government will examine ways of making the payment of fines more manageable for people on low incomes, after the release of a report by the Sentencing Council, Attorney General John Hatzistergos said today.

18-06-03

NSW Sentencing Council begins work (PDF, 82KB)
Attorney General's media release.

16-02-03

Carr Gives Victims a Say (PDF, 170KB)
Premier's media release: 16 Feb 2003.

13-12-02

Public Invited to Advise on Sentencing (PDF, 60KB)
Attorney General's media release.

25-09-02

Sentencing Council to Make Local Courts More Accountable (PDF, 98KB)
Attorney General's media release.

04-09-02

Premier Carr Releases Plan for Tougher and More Consistent Sentences (PDF, 412KB)
Premier's media release.