Minimum standard non-parole periods

Activity occurred 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

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