Sentencing of Federal Offenders (DP 70)
DP 70 was released in November 2005 – the second consultation document produced during the course of this Inquiry.View DP 70 in HTML on the AustLII website.
Inadequate federal sentencing laws need reform
Thursday, 3 February 2005: Laws dealing with the sentencing of federal offenders are internally inconsistent, convoluted and confusing, the Australian Law Reform Commission said today. ALRC President Professor David Weisbrot said that with the recent growth in the number and range of federal offences, it is critical that we have a sentencing regime that is …
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Sentencing of Federal Offenders (IP 29)
IP 29 was released in January 2005 – the first consultation document produced during the course of this Inquiry. View IP 29 in HTML on the AustLII website.
Terms of Reference
Review of Part IB of the Crimes Act 1914 I, PHILIP RUDDOCK, Attorney-General of Australia, HAVING REGARD TO:a decade of operation of Part IB of the Crimes Act 1914concerns raised about the operation of Part IB of the Crimes Act 1914the relatively small number of federal offenders compared with the number of State and Territory offenders, andthe …
Sentencing (ALRC Report 44)
ALRC Report 44 (tabled March 1988) represented the ALRC’s final work on the reference given to the Commission in 1978 and examined the sentencing and punishment of both federal and ACT offenders. The report examined the public concern that existed about inconsistency in sentencing and the difference between the term of imprisonment imposed by the …
The Commonwealth Prisoners Act (Interim report) (ALRC Report 43)
The Attorney-General specifically asked the Commission to give an interim report on the anomalies present in the law governing parole and release before its final report was completed. It is this aspect of the subject that forms the basis of ALRC Report 43 (tabled March 1988).View ALRC Report 43 in HTMLon the AustLII website.
Sentencing of federal offenders (1978-88)
In August 1978, the Attorney-General asked the ALRC to inquire into the ‘laws of the Commonwealth and the Australian Capital Territory relating to the imposition of punishment for offences and any related activity’. In 1979, a series of Research Papers was published as well as a Discussion Paper Sentencing: Reform Options (ALRC DP 10). In …
Sentencing of Federal Offenders (Interim report) (ALRC Report 15)
This interim report (tabled May 1980) outlined that there was a need for greater consistency and uniformity in sentences imposed on federal offenders, especially with regards to federal offenders who were tried in state courts, sentenced by state judicial officers and held in state prisons, although they were paroled under federal laws.Following publication of this …
Sentencing of Federal Offenders (DP 15)
In 1980 the Commission published its second Discussion Paper for this inquiry: Sentencing of Federal Offenders (DP 15).
Sentencing: Reform Options (DP 10)
In 1979 the ALRC published a series of research papers as well as a Discussion Paper Sentencing: Reform Options (DP 10). In 1980, the Commission published a second Discussion Paper Sentencing of Federal Offenders (DP 15).