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Sentencing of driving offences that result in death or injury: Sentencing Advisory Council Final Report No 8
This reference to the Sentencing Advisory Council was made by the then Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, the Hon Vanessa Goodwin MLC in October 2015.
In October 2016, the Council released a Consultation Paper which provided an overview of the current sentencing framework in Tasmania with a focus on sentencing for driving offences where death or injury was caused. The Consultation Paper provided context for a consideration of the appropriateness of sentencing by examining current sentencing patterns in Tasmania for driving offences where death or injury was caused, and by then comparing sentencing in Tasmania with sentencing for equivalent offences in other jurisdictions and comparator offences in Tasmania. It also addressed the purposes of sentencing and examined public opinion in relation to sentencing for driving offences where death or injury has been caused. The Consultation Paper then asked for feedback on the appropriateness of sentencing for these offences in Tasmania and possible reform options.
This Final Report makes recommendations to the AttorneyGeneral in relation to sentencing for driving offences where death or injury was caused.
Commissioning bodyTasmanian Attorney-General's Department
Department/SchoolFaculty of Law
PublisherTasmanian Attorney-General's Department
Place of publicationHobart, Tasmania, ISBN 978-0-9945997-4-2