This report responds to two terms of reference provided to the Council by the Attorney General. The first requested that the Council examine personal violence cases finalised in the Local Court to determine whether the court's jurisdictional limit produced a significant number of sentences that are not commensurate with the objective seriousness of the offence. The second asked the Council to examine the relative merits of increasing the sentencing powers of the Local Court in respect of:
Read An examination of the sentencing powers of the Local Court of NSW (PDF, 948.9 KB)
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.