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Event: Queensland Sentencing and Advisory Council

QUT Centre for Justice was pleased to be a part of an event with Queensland Sentencing and Advisory Council (QSAC) to consider whether current sentencing laws related to sexual assault and rape offences are appropriate and meeting their current objectives.   QSAC will use this information to provide advice to the Attorney-General about potential areas for reform.

QUT Centre for Justice were well-represented on the panel which discussed current challenges, potential reforms and impact on victim survivors.

The panel was hosted by the Honourable Ann Lyons, Queensland Sentencing and Advisory Council Chair, and Professor Elena Marchetti, Deputy Chair.

QUT Centre for Justice members, A/Prof Chris Emzin (pictured) and A/Prof Jodi Death gave presentations.  Members of the Centre including Head of School, Justice, Professor John Scott, PhD students and a Bachelor of Justice student working at QSAC under a JSB305 Justice Industry Placement.

The event was attended by a range of community advocacy agency as well as senior members of the judiciary Chief Magistrate Brassington and Deputy Chief Magistrate Courtney, District Court Judge Michael Byrne as well the Director of Public Prosecutions Mr Todd Fuller KC.


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