Amendments have been made to the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) to increase the maximum penalty for lighting bushfires from imprisonment for 14 years to imprisonment for 21 years.
In light of this, the Attorney General asked the Sentencing Council to review:
We transmitted our report to the Attorney General on 11 June 2019. The Report (PDF, 1.2 MB) was released on 21 August 2019.
28 Nov 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the ongoing connection Aboriginal people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal people as the original custodians of this land.