About us

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The Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council provides independent research and advice, seeks public views and promotes community understanding of sentencing matters.


The Council’s role is to:

  • inform the community about sentencing in Queensland through research and publications
  • engage with Queenslanders to gather their views on sentencing
  • advise on sentencing matters.

We operate in accordance with part 12 of the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992. We were re-established in 2016 after an amendment to this Act. The previous Sentencing Advisory Council operated from 2010 to 2012.