by: Cameron Browne | From: The Courier-Mail | May 30, 2012
PREMIER Campbell Newman should confirm the Government’s axing of its Sentencing Advisory Council means that mandatory sentencing – proposed by the former government – has finally been abandoned.
There is disquiet about mandatory sentencing. The previous government set up the sentencing council to find a way to introduce it. The council instead came out against a policy which took the decision-making process from the courts.
The questions now are what, if anything, will replace the Sentencing Advisory Council and what are the new Government’s intentions? Continue reading Sentencing Should Stay With Courts