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State governor sheds light on ‘out-of-touch’ judicial process

Public opinion surrounding sentence severity, perceived leniency and “out-of-touch” judges are not as polarised or adverse to the Australian justice system as they appear on the surface, a sentencing expert has said.

  • Grace Ormsby
  • Lawywers Weekly

The Honourable Kate Warner AC, in her role as Governor of Tasmania, gave an overview of the Victorian Jury Sentencing study and discussed the impact of the results in a speech she made at the annual Victoria Law Foundation Law Oration.

Tef 1aMs Warner said general questions about severity of sentencing or perceived leniency “seem to tap into surface feelings rather than informed and…

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