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Welcome to the COMMONWEALTH SENTENCING DATABASE

Acknowledgements

The Commonwealth Sentencing Database is a joint project of the Judicial Commission of NSW, the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions and the National Judicial College of Australia. It was established and is maintained with the assistance of grants made by the Commonwealth Government.

The statistics component is operated using software of the Judicial Commission of NSW and statistics provided by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.

The ‘Principles & Practice’ component is a joint project of the National Judicial College of Australia and the ANU College of Law. The commentary has been reviewed by a panel of academics from the ANU College of Law. It is edited by Wendy Kukulies-Smith, a Teaching Fellow at the ANU College of Law.  NJCA Research Assistants, Sophie Hewitt, Hannah Dawson and Andrew Ray are responsible for content development and the day to day management of the database.

Quotations from judgements have been edited to italicise case names and legislation where not italicised in the original.

To cite commentary on the Commonwealth Sentencing Database, use the following guide:

National Judicial College of Australia, Commentary Title (Full Date of Last Update) Commonwealth Sentencing Database <URL>.

Example: National Judicial College of Australia, Hardship to the Offender (10 February 2015) Commonwealth Sentencing Database <https://csd.njca.com.au/principles-practice/general_sentencing_principles/s16a_specific_relevant_factors/hardship/>.

Links to Commonwealth legislation and caselaw are included in the Database in accordance with a Commonwealth copyright reproduction licence dated 4 December 2006. All Commonwealth legislation, legislative material, statutory instruments and judgements included in the Database are reproduced by permission but do not purport to be the official or authorised versions. They are subject to Commonwealth of Australia copyright. The Copyright Act 1968 permits certain reproduction and publication of Commonwealth legislation and judgements. In particular, s 182A of the Act enables a complete copy to be made by or on behalf of a particular person. For reproduction or publication beyond that permitted by the Act, permission should be sought in writing. Requests should be addressed to Commonwealth Copyright Administration, Attorney-General’s Department, Robert Garran Offices, National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600, or posted at https://www.ag.gov.au/pages/copyright.aspx.