Standard non-parole guidelines terms of references

The Attorney General has asked the Council to examine standard non-parole periods in line with the following terms of reference:

  1. identification of any sexual offences not contained in the Table of Standard Non-parole Periods (SNPPs), which possibly should be included at a later date
  2. standardisation of SNPPs for sexual and other offences within a band of 40-60 per cent of the available maximum penalty, subject to the possibility of individual exceptions, by reference to an assessment of the incidence of offending and special considerations relating thereto
  3. identification of potential additions to the SNPP scheme, involving the level or levels at which SNPPs might be appropriately set
  4. establishment of a transparent mechanism by which a decision is made to include a particular offence in the Table, and by which the SNPP is set; and
  5. identification of sexual offences that might justify an application for a guideline judgment.
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02 Nov 2022

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