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Sentencing Advisory Council

The Sentencing Advisory Council

The Sentencing Advisory Council is an advisory body formed to provide the Tasmania Attorney-General with high level, independent advice on sentencing in Tasmania.

Tasmania is the third State after NSW and Victoria to establish a Sentencing Advisory Council, and Queensland has now re-established its Sentencing Advisory Council.

Latest news

New Chair of the Council -  Michael O'Farrell SC

The Attorney-General has announced the appointment of Michael O'Farrell SC as the new Chair of the Sentencing Advisory Council.

Release of Final Report: Review of Suspended Sentencing and new Sentencing Orders

The Attorney-General has announced the tabling of the Sentencing Advisory Council's Review under Section 2 of the Sentencing Amendment (Phasing Out Of Suspended Sentence) Act 2017 (PDF, 3.2 MB)

Release of Research Paper 6:  Sentencing Young Offenders

The Sentencing Advisory Council has released Research Paper 6: Sentencing Young Offenders (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Release of Research Paper 5: Sentencing for Non-Fatal Strangulation

The Sentencing Advisory Council has released Research Paper 5: Sentencing for Non-Fatal Strangulation (PDF, 1.6 MB)

The Council's projects

Information on what projects the Sentencing Advisory Council has underway and what has been completed can be found on the Projects page.