Sentencing Council

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An examination of the use of suspended sentences

On the 24th of September 2010, the Attorney General requested that the Council examine the use of suspended sentences under section 12 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW).

For further information about the review, click on the links below or in the menu on the left.

NSW Law Reform Commission review of sentencing laws

On 23 September 2011, the Attorney General asked the NSW Law Reform Commission (LRC) to review the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW).

Further information about the LRC's review is available on the Commission's website.

The Attorney General has invited the Council and the LRC to work in collaboration with each other in relation to the review.

As such, rather than make recommendations for reform, the Council prepared this paper as a background paper designed to assist the broader review to be conducted by the NSW LRC.