Sentencing Remarks

Judge for yourself: A Guide to Sentencing in Australia (published by the Judicial Conference of Australia)

The Supreme Court Library Queensland (SCLQ) publishes sentencing remarks, which are selected by the sentencing Judge to be of particular significance or public interest. Remarks are published after revision by the Judge and remain on this page for approximately three months before being removed. Previous remarks can still be accessed upon request to the SCLQ.

Please note that sentencing remarks will not be published, where a conviction is not recorded, as to do so would undermine the purpose of not recording a conviction. Sentencing remarks must also be edited to comply with legislative restrictions applying to publication, such as Section 6 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1978. In addition, the sentencing Judge edits the remarks to ensure, where feasible, that identification and personal details of persons other than the offender (such as victims or witnesses) are not included in the remarks.

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