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Sentencing reforms

Amending Acts & Regulations

  1. Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Sentencing Options) Act 2017 (NSW)
  2. Second Reading Speech
  3. Explanatory Note
  4. Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Community-based Orders and Other Matters) Regulation 2018 (NSW)
  5. Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Amendment (Community-based Orders and Other Matters) Regulation 2018 (NSW)

Consolidated Acts & Regulations

  1. Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW)
  2. Crimes (Administration of Sentences Act) 1999 (NSW)
  3. Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Regulation 2017 (NSW)
  4. Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Regulation 2014 (NSW)

Reference material

  1. Sentencing reforms slideshow
  2. Sentencing reforms webinar
  3. Sentencing reforms podcast (This is an audio version (podcast) of the webinar.)
  4. New sentencing hierarchy
  5. Quick reference guide to sentencing reforms (This document has been kindly and helpfully prepared by Richard Wilson, Deputy Senior Public Defender. It contains a snapshot of the key aspects of the new sentencing orders.)
  6. Table of proposed conditions (This document is intended to be used as an aide for defence practitioners in crafting their submissions in support of one of the new sentencing orders. Practitioners could, in appropriate circumstances, provide a copy of the document to the court in order to assist the court in the task of imposing a sentence on a particular offender.)
  7. Application to vary sentence conditions (The court has not yet published a standard form for practitioners to use in making an application to the sentencing court to vary the conditions of an existing sentence order. Practitioners may wish to use this document until such time as the court publishes a standard form.)
  8. Judicial Commission of NSW Sentencing Bench Book - Custodial and non-custodial community-based orders
  9. Clare Ringland and Don Weatherburn, ‘The impact of intensive correction orders on re-offending’ (NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, December 2013)
  10. Joanna JJ Wang and Suzanne Poynton, ‘Intensive correction orders versus short prison sentence: A comparison of re-offending’ (NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, October 2017)
  11. Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Victorian reference material

  1. Boulton v R; Clements v R; Fitzgerald v R (2014) 46 VR 308; [2014] VSCA 342
  2. Summary of Boulton by Judicial College of Victoria
  3. Victorian Sentencing Manual chapter 14 – Community correction orders
  4. Comparison of community-based orders in NSW and Victoria

Community Corrections NSW material

  1. Community Corrections NSW information video

Please contact the Sentencing Reforms training team via email at sentencingreform@legalaid.nsw.gov.au if you have any questions about the reforms.