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Minimum standard non-parole periods

Activity occured prior to the current government

On 20 December 2010, the Sentencing Advisory Council (The Council) was asked to examine the appropriate offences to which a minimum standard non-parole period (MSNPP) should apply, and the appropriate length of the standard non-parole period for each of the offences identified.

The Council consulted extensively and made 22 recommendations about the introduction of a MSNPP scheme in Queensland. These are contained in its final report, Minimum standard non-Parole periods.

The Government invites comment on the recommendations contained in the Final Report. It is anticipated that legislation implementing a new minimum standard mandatory non-parole period will be introduced into the Parliament by the end of the year.

To provide comment, please complete the form below by 8 November 2011

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General is collecting your personal information to manage your comments on this report. We may contact you to clarify aspects of your comments. The contact details you provide on this form will not be disclosed to third parties unless required or authorised by law.

We will assume that you do not want your comments to be treated confidentially and may make your comments publicly available on our website.

If you would like your comments, or any part of them, to be treated as confidential, please indicate this clearly. All comments however are subject to disclosure under the Right to Information Act 2009 and applications for access will be determined in accordance with that Act.

Last reviewed
13 October 2011
Last updated
22 July 2016

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