Jonty Bush on sentencing council
FORMER Gympie woman, victim advocate Jonty Bush, has been appointed as one of 12 members on the State’s first Sentencing Advisory Council.
Attorney General Cameron Dick said the council was a key part of the Bligh Government’s plans to strengthen the State’s sentencing regime.
“The Sentencing Advisory Council will give the community a stronger voice in sentencing issues in Queensland,” Mr Dick said. “We have assembled a very capable group with expertise in and experience with criminal law, indigenous and juvenile justice, domestic violence, law enforcement and victims of crime to provide advice to the government on important sentencing issues.”
Mr Dick said council members were formally appointed by the Governor-in-Council after expressions of interest were sought from the community.
He said a key role of the council will be to promote consistency in sentencing and stimulate debate on the process.