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R v Williams [2017] QCA 307

application for leave to appeal against sentence — using a carriage service to cause child exploitative material to be transmitted to himself, using a carriage service to publish child exploitative material, using a carriage service to make a threat to kill, using a carriage service to transmit child exploitative material and using a carriage service to menace, harass or offend offences contrary to Commonwealth Criminal Code — original sentence imposed 3 years’ imprisonment with offender to be released on recognizance after 7 months — objective seriousness — offending behaviour serious as lasted more than one year, calculated and callous, caused serious harm to three victims, and likely to have lasting effect — manifest excess — parsimony — no place for principle of parsimony in sentencing — s 17A(1) only establishes that imprisonment is a penalty of last resort — not incumbent on sentencing judge to calculate and articulate whether sentence of seven months as opposed to four months would produce appreciably different result in terms of corrupting effect — no serious contention that sentencing judge failed to take into account any relevant factor on sentencing — open to sentencing judge to impose sentence of imprisonment notwithstanding offender youthful first-time offender — application for leave to appeal against sentence dismissed
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