That the Department of Public Prosecution has only just now opened the door for a review of this sentence because of "public outrage", rather than because the sentence handed down appears to be grossly inadequate, speaks volumes.
We already have mandatory minimum penalty of imprisonment with a non-parole period of 10 years for "one punch" deaths [as we should].
A Monash University Department of Forensic Medicine review of 'king hit' fatalities in Australia from 2000 to 2012 identified 90 incidents. Last year alone, 79 Australian women were killed, most by family members.
We support the "one punch" mandatory sentencing and believe that family violence deaths [a far more frequent occurrence] also deserve mandatory sentencing.
Do you agree or not? And if not, why not? We're interested in your opinion.