Out of State means out of order?
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Out of State means out of order?

Both State and Federal governments have a new-found passion for “specialist Tribunals” as opposed to Courts.  Talk of such a Tribunal has abounded in discussions around the scandals affecting the financial advisor and banking industries. In New South Wales we have the Civil and Administrative Tribunal (or NCAT), which has a broad range of matters…

Changes to Sentencing in NSW
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Changes to Sentencing in NSW

Back in 2011 the NSW Government asked the NSW Law Reform Commission to undertake a review of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act.  This is the legislation that sets out what sentences are available for criminal acts and the considerations the judiciary are to take into account when deciding on a sentence. The Law Reform Commission’s…