Bell J on Sentencing and the Separation of Powers

CLANT Patron Justice Virginia Bell delivered the third biennial Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Lecture on 20 March 2014 at Darwin. In her lecture, Bell J explored recent High Court decisions (including Elias v The Queen (2013) 248 CLR 483, Bugmy v The Queen (2013) 302 ALR 192 and James v The Queen [2014] HCA 6), in which the Court has developed and applied sentencing principles in the context of the distinctively Australian doctrine of separation of powers.

If you were unfortunate enough to miss Justice Bell’s Lecture, here it is.