Better Sentencing Options

The Attorney-General's Department

Better Sentencing Options

HandcuffsBetter Sentencing Options focuses on the appropriate consequences for offenders who commit crimes, and how best the community can be served through sentencing.

In particular, it considers whether some individuals, who would otherwise be sentenced to imprisonment, could be punished and rehabilitated in other ways.


Better Sentencing Options Discussion Paper

In June 2015 the Attorney-General released a Discussion Paper on Better Sentencing Options: Creating the Best Outcomes for Our Community (PDF 518KB), including extensive community consultation.  

Discussion Paper: find out more

Sentencing Act review

The Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988 has been completely reviewed after nearly 30 years of operation. 

Sentencing Act review: find out more.

Statutes Amendment (Home Detention) Act 2016

The Statutes Amendment (Home Detention) Act 2016 provides a court with the ability to order that a period of imprisonment be served on home detention in place of a custodial sentence.

Home detention Act: find out more. 



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    Wednesday, 21 December 2016
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