Qld child homicide sentences under review

Sonia Kohlbacher

Queenslanders are being asked to have their say on sentences handed down in child homicide cases as part of a review of current penalties.

The state's Sentencing Advisory Council began a 12-month review of sentences for crimes arising from the death of a child in October under a directive from Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath.

It is looking at current sentences imposed for homicide offences, if they are in line with community expectations and whether sentencing considerations are enough.

The council is seeking community and stakeholder feedback and will hold an open hearing in Logan on Monday for people to have their say.

It is also consulting with the judiciary, legal professionals, victim advocacy and child protection groups and government agencies, and will hand a final report to government in October.