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The NSW Sentencing Council receives requests from the NSW Attorney General to review and provide advice on sentencing matters. 

Bullet casings on the street.

Firearms, knives and other weapons offences 

A review of sentencing for offences involving firearms, knives and other weapons.

Front of Law Courts

Good character in sentencing

A review of section 21A(5A) of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW), and other relevant sections, and the common law relating to the use of “good character” in sentencing.

Last updated:

15 Apr 2024

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