(1) A Joint Parliamentary Select Committee be appointed to inquire into and
(a) whether current sentencing options for perpetrators of child sexual assault
remain effective; and
(b) whether greater consistency in sentencing and improving public confidence
in the judicial system could be achieved through alternative sentencing
options, including but not limited to minimum mandatory sentencing and
(2) In examine this issue the Committee should have regard to:
(a) the current sentencing patterns for child sexual assault;
(b) the operation of the standard minimum non-parole scheme;
(c) the experience of other jurisdictions with alternative sentencing options;
(d) the NSW Law Reform Commission's Report 139 on Sentencing.
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