Chief prosecutor attacks ‘extreme’ sentencing laws

Original article by Steve Butcher
The Age – Page: 8 : 20-Oct-14

Victorian Attorney-General Robert Clark in August 2014 announced new baseline sentencing for serious offences. Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Warren and County Court Chief judge Michael Rozenes criticised the move, and chief Crown prosecutor Gavin Silbert QC has now also labelled the Government’s decision an over-reaction and a dangerous path to a mandatory sentencing regime. However, he acknowledged that the often complex and obscure verdicts of a number of Court of Appeal judges had prompted the Government’s action

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VICTORIA. DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS, VICTORIA. OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL, COUNTY COURT OF VICTORIA, SUPREME COURT OF VICTORIA, COURT OF APPEAL (VICTORIA), CRIMINAL BAR ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA

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