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SENTENCING ACT 1995 - SECT 54

Minimum non-parole period

    (1)     Subject to this section, where a court sentences an offender to be imprisoned for 12 months or longer that is not suspended in whole or in part, the court must fix a period under section 53(1) of not less than 50% of the period of imprisonment that the offender is to serve under the sentence.

    (2)     Subsection (1) does not permit a court to fix a period under section 53(1) of less than 8 months.

    (3)     Subsection (1) does not apply where the court under section 53(1) considers the fixing of a non-parole period is inappropriate.

    (4)     If the court is required under Division 6A to impose a minimum sentence of 12 months actual imprisonment for an offence, the period fixed under section 53(1) for that offence must be not less than 12 months.



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