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Suspended Sentences

Next Step in Abolishing Suspended Sentences

The Liberals have taken the next step in scrapping suspended sentences, producing legislation for public comment.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Aug 2016

Liberals Snub Sentencing Advisory Council on Suspended Sentences

The Government’s terms of reference prevented the Sentencing Advisory Council from examining the question of whether suspended sentences should be abolished.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Apr 2016

Suspended Sentence Budget Black Hole

Last week the Liberals confirmed their intention to phase out suspended sentences and replace them with alternatives, despite serious stakeholder concerns, including from the Law Society of Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Apr 2016

Wrong Way on Suspended Sentences

The Sentencing Advisory Council's report on the phasing out of suspended sentences delivered a list of less proven and far more costly alternatives.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Mar 2016

Supporting suspended sentences

The Sentencing Advisory Council has warned that if suspended sentences are abolished without non-custodial alternatives, Tasmania’s prison population could triple.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Aug 2015

Sentencing Report Damning of Liberals Justice Approach

The draft report of the Sentencing Advisory Council makes it clear the Liberals' plan to abolish suspended sentences could triple Tasmania's prison population.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2015

Secret Suspended Sentences Report

The Attorney General has refused to release department projections of the impact of ideologically driven abolition of suspended sentence.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  3 Jun 2014