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The NSW Government introduced the Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Amendment (No Body, No Parole) Bill 2022  into the Legislative Assembly on 21 September 2022. 

In homicide cases where the victim’s body has not been found, the NSW Parole Authority would be required to refuse parole to offenders who do not cooperate satisfactorily to identify the body’s location.

The aim of this e-brief is to assist parliamentary debate on the Bill. The e-brief puts the proposed NSW reforms in context, reviews similar laws in Australia and other jurisdictions, and outlines the reasons for, and criticisms of, the reforms.

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e-brief 4/2022