The NSW AG today announced a number of wide-ranging reforms to the criminal justice system. While the legislation has not yet been released, it is clear that these reforms will have a major impact on the practice of criminal law in NSW.
By Seppy Pour
The case of De Simoni is a foundational case dealing with the consideration of aggravating factors in criminal sentencing. It was recently considered in the High Court judgment of Nguyen v The Queen in the context of factors reducing the objective seriousness. Continue reading “Blast from the past: foundation cases and their recent application – De Simoni and Nguyen v The Queen”
By Kamani Krishnan
Only a fraction of Australia’s young people, aged ten to seventeen years, are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander – just five per cent. Yet, they are in detention and custody at a rate 26 times higher than their Australian peers in the same age group (Figure 1). Continue reading “Trial of the new NSW Youth Koori court – success?”