Mandatory sentencing - a change for the better

Thu Mar 20 2014
Law reform and public affairs

Amendments to mandatory sentencing legislation passed in the Legislative Council last night represent an improvement on the government’s bill, the president of the New South Wales Bar Association, Phillip Boulten SC said today. View the media release here. In response to concerns expressed in parliament by Premier Barry O'Farrell that the legislation doesn't apply to reckless 'wounding', the association released a media brief explaining why the application of s 34A should be limited to grievous bodily harm.

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