The Supreme Court of Tasmania has been publishing the full text of judges' sentencing remarks on its web site since April 1999. It is considered to be in the public interest to publish these comments in full for the following reasons:
The text of sentences is edited by replacing surnames with initials only when:
Judges' sentencing comments are generally published on the web site on the day that the sentence is handed down. However there will be occasions where this does not happen and the sentence is published at a later date.
The information remains on the web site for one month before being removed. Copies of sentences no longer on the web site can be requested by emailing the Supreme Court Library or by telephoning the Library on (03) 6233 6483.