The submissions listed below respond to our Consultation Paper (PDF, 1.4 MB).

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.

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05 Feb 2024

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