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Reference received​: 21 September 2011


​​​Report 139: Sentencing [PDF, 1.9Mb]​​, July 2013

Tabled in parliament: 12 September 2013

Implementation: Justice Reforms announced 9 May 2017 

Legislative action: Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Sentencing Options) Act 2017 (NSW); Justice Portfolio Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2016 (NSW); Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Standard Non-parole Periods) Act 2013

Report 139-A Companion Report: Sentencing Patterns and Statistics [PDF, 1.7Mb]

Report 134: Sentencing - Interim report on standard minimum non-parole periods [PDF, 668Kb] 

Tabled in parliament: 22 August 2012

Legislative action: Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Standard Non-parole Periods) Act 2013

Judicial citation: Sinkovich [2013] NSWSC 1342 [14], [17]

​Question papers

Question papers 1-12 can be accessed here. 


Outline of the review

Preliminary outline of the review [PDF, 184Kb]

Terms of reference

Pursuant to section 10 of the Law Reform Commission Act 1967, the Law Reform Commission is to review the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999. In undertaking this inquiry, the Commission should have regard to:

  1. current sentencing principles including those contained in the common law
  2. the need to ensure that sentencing courts are provided with adequate options and discretions
  3. opportunities to simplify the law, whilst providing a framework that ensures transparency and consistency
  4. the operation of the standard minimum non-parole scheme; and
  5. any other related matter. ​​