COMMUNITY INPUT WANTED: OHS SENTENCING REVIEW

As reported last week, the first major review of sentencing outcomes for OHS offences in nearly two decades is currently being conducted by the Sentencing Advisory Council, looking into sentencing practices for OHS offences and assessing whether they align with community expectations.

To facilitate this, the Advisory Council will host community conversation sessions across regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne in February and March.

'At those events, they will be sharing the details of a real-life OHS case and asking those who attend to sentence the case themselves and explain their decision. The results of that consultation will be one of the primary means by which the Council will ascertain community expectations. VTHC wants to make sure that HSR views are considered in this process.'

SafetyNet strongly encourages all HSRs to get involved.

  • Ballarat (19 Feb)
  • Morwell (21 Feb)
  • Shepparton (23 Feb)
  • Bendigo (26 Feb)
  • Geelong (28 Feb)
  • Lilydale (18 March)
  • Dandenong (20 March)
  • Melbourne CBD (22 March)
  • Werribee (25 March)

Starting February 13, the Council will also accept written submissions.

 

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