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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

Release of consultation paper for review of the use of suspended sentences and other orders

The Sentencing Advisory Council invites comment and feedback on its consultation paper: Review under Section 2 of the Sentencing Amendment (Phasing Out Of Suspended Sentences) Act 2017 (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Submission information is here .

New Council member - Dr Caroline Spiranovic

The Attorney-General has appointed Caroline Spiranovic as the new member who has experience as a senior member of the academic staff of a tertiary  institution.

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)

New information sheet: How Courts Sentence Adult Offenders

The Sentencing Advisory Council has a new resource  (PDF, 228.2 KB)with information on how courts sentence adult offenders.

Release of information guide to sentencing in Tasmania

The Sentencing Advisory Council has released A Guide to Sentencing in Tasmania (PDF, 345.9 KB)

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.