Sentencing Advisory Council – Intermediate Sentencing Options and Parole

Criminal law

On 26 October 2017, the Sentencing Advisory Council received Terms of Reference from the Attorney General regarding "community-based sentencing orders, imprisonment and parole options".  At the core … [Read more...]

Life imprisonment for so called “Coward Punches”

Qld criminal Laws

The Government today outlined its new coward punch laws and other increased penalties under its draft ‘Safe Night Out Strategy.  In what seems to be a theme of the current government's legislative plat … [Read more...]

Attorney-General to appeal Cowan sentence

Appeal decisions

The Attorney-General is to appeal the Cowan sentence imposed in the Brisbane Supreme Court.   Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has instructed the Director of Public P … [Read more...]