General guideline and expanded explanations in sentencing guidelines

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The general guideline and the expanded explanations were published on 24 July 2019, and will come into force on 1 October 2019.

The consultation on providing expanded explanations in sentencing guidelines was published on 28 February 2019 and closed on 23 May 2019.

The consultation paper on a general sentencing guideline for use where there is no offence specific guideline was published on 19 June 2018 and closed on 11 September 2018.