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Case Law: Sentencing decisions and remarks

This Guides provides information relating to how to look for specific Cases, using different methods. It also includes links to various databases, to enable you locate Australian Case Law and Cases from other Jurisdictions.


Sentencing decisions


To locate Australian sentencing decisions for specific offences search in Australian Current Law - Reporter in Lexis Advance.

Sentencing remarks

At the time an offender is sentenced in court a judge states, either orally or in writing, the reasons why a particular sentence is passed on an offender. These sentencing remarks are often published on Australian court websites.

For Western Australian courts, selected sentencing remarks are available on the Supreme Court and District Court websites. See the links in the panel on the left.

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