Sentencing Council

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​Review of sentencing for murder and manslaughter

The submissions listed below respond to our Consultation Paper.

The Sentencing Council has also received over 248 submissions in response to the sentencing decision in R v Shepard [2020] NSWSC 141 in relation to the murder of Allecha Boyd. The submissions call for amendments to the law so that offenders sentenced for murder are not released from imprisonment if they have not disclosed the location of the victim's body.

We thank all those who have raised the issue of "no body, no parole". However, our resources do not permit us to publish such a large volume of submissions, nor to respond personally to all who provided input.

We will be addressing the issue of “no body, no parole” in our final report.


MU01 Dr Margaret Ann Hanlon

MU02 Georgina Frampton

MU03 Jane Harris

MU04 Jessica Smith

MU05 Bravehearts Foundation Ltd

MU06 Helen Sanderson

MU07 Dorothy Jones

MU08 Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia

MU09 Joyce Page

MU10 Robin Margo

MU11 Emilia Della Torre

MU12 Lisbeth Allen

MU13 Yvette Pritchard

MU14 Derrick Zabow

MU15 Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia

MU16 Domenic Pezzano

MU17 Iris Ryall

MU18 Allan Miles

MU19 Diane Singer

MU20 Police Associate of NSW

MU21 James Mohr

MU22 NSW Bar Association

MU23 Colin Hesse

MU25 Julie Marshall

MU26 University of Newcastle Legal Centre

MU27 Carlotta McIntosh

MU28 Women's Safety NSW

MU29 Jane Quin

MU30 Eileen Culleton

MU31 Victims of Crime Assistance League

MU32 Judith McCallum

MU33 Domestic Violence NSW

MU34 Women's Legal Service NSW

MU35 Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety

MU36 Legal Aid NSW

MU37 Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

MU53 Tess Knight