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Standard minimum non-parole periods amendment has commenced

An earlier post, Standard Minimum Non-Parole Periods discussed the amendment relating to standard non-parole periods which had been introduced into NSW Parliament. This Bill received Royal Assent on 29 October 2013 and it commenced on the date of assent.

The purpose of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Standard Non-parole Periods) Bill 2013 is to clarify the operation of the standard non-parole period scheme, in accordance with a High Court decision Muldrock v The Queen [2011] HCA 39.  For more details see our earlier post.