Latest Sentencing Remarks

 

 October 2017

  • 19/10/2017
    R v Ricardo Skeen
    RTF | PDF
  • 18/10/2017
    R v Destin Whiteley
    RTF | PDF
  • 17/10/2017
    R v John Rowe
    RTF | PDF
  • 16/10/2017
    R v Gilbert Swan
    RTF | PDF
  • 13/10/2017
    R v Rod Moscow
    RTF | PDF
  • 10/10/2017
    R v Terrence Wallis
    RTF | PDF
  • 13/10/2017
    R v Michael Page
    RTF | PDF
  • 12/10/2017
    R v Michael Colin Wright
    RTF | PDF
  • 12/10/2017
    R v Travis Rankine
    RTF | PDF
  • 10/10/2017
    R v Mike Randall
    RTF | PDF
  • 10/10/2017
    R v Robert Bruce Cramp
    RTF | PDF
  • 06/10/2017
    R v JS
    RTF | PDF
  • 06/10/2017
    R v Orland Maurice Gilder
    RTF | PDF
  • 06/10/2017
    R v Nigel Forrester
    RTF | PDF
  • 06/10/2017
    R v Paul Lebby
    RTF | PDF
  • 05/10/2017
    R v Gary John Edward O'Neill
    RTF | PDF
  • 05/10/2017
    R v Benjamin Stevenson
    RTF | PDF
  • 05/10/2017
    R v Kingsley Martin
    RTF | PDF
  • 04/10/2017
    R v Amelia Beatrice Goodridge
    RTF | PDF
  • 04/10/2017
    R v Dirk Dickenson
    RTF | PDF
  • 03/10/2017
    R v Narron Pamkal (Yalawanga)
    RTF | PDF
  • 03/10/2017
    R v Joshua Bunduck
    RTF | PDF

Following a plea of guilty or a finding of guilty by a jury, a Judge is required to impose a sentence for the offence or offences committed. In determining sentence, the Judge is not free to act as the Judge pleases.

While the Judge has a range of discretion, the Judge is bound by well established sentencing principles. An overview of those sentencing principles may be found in the sentencing principles document.

Judge for Yourself: A Guide to Sentencing in Australia has information on the sentencing process. A statement clarifying youth sentencing principles is available here.

Publication Policy

Since February 2001 the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory has made available on its website the full text of all sentencing decisions. This is done in order to ensure ease of public access to those decisions and to supplement media reporting. The text consists of the sentence imposed and the Judge's accompanying reasons.

It is generally placed on the internet the day the sentence is imposed, although there may be occasions where it is not published until one or two days later.

In appropriate cases, usually offences of a sexual nature, or where the person sentenced is under the age of 18, the text is edited to avoid identification of the victim and/or the accused.

Sentencing remarks will only be retained on this website for the current month and previous 3 months from the date of sentence. Persons wishing to obtain sentencing remarks from 2001 onwards that are not on this site should contact the Supreme Court Library on (08) 8999 6583 or at SCLibrary@nt.gov.au