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Finding sentencing remarks

Sentencing remarks are defined as 'the reasons given by the judge or magistrate for the sentence. These are generally delivered orally by the judge or magistrate (see ex tempore sentencing remarks), but can be transcribed (reproduced in writing). The sentencing judge may also prepare written remarks'.

1 'Sentencing definitions’, Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council (Web Page) <>.

Finding sentencing remarks issued by Queensland courts

Sentencing remarks transcripts are made public on the Supreme Court Library Queensland's collection (via CaseLaw) at the order of the sentencing judge. Sentencing remarks transcripts remain in this online collection for a period of 5 years, calculated from the date of sentence. 

Contact the Supreme Court Library to request access to older transcripts.

Medium neutral citation schemes to use when searching for sentencing remarks on CaseLaw:

  • QSCSR for Supreme Court
  • QDCSR for District Court
  • QMCSR for Magistrates Court


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