Current Situation

Anyone charged with a criminal offence and awaiting trial or sentencing may apply to the court for an order suppressing publication of their name, with the exception of those convicted on alcohol or drug-related offences.

Judges can exercise their discretion to order name suppression.

The Court may grant a temporary order preventing publication of an offenders name for a limited period of time or may grant a permanent order.

Changes SST would like to see:

  1. The names of anyone charged with a criminal offence are made publicly available in most cases,
  2. Permanent name suppression of offenders is only granted if the complainant/victim requests and/or agrees to it.
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Due to growing demand, the Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) and Sensible Sentencing Group Trust (SSGT) are on the search to grow our advocating teams.
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Thank You
We will be in contact with more information soon!
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