Dinsdale v R [2000] HCA 54

ON 12 OCTOBER 2000, the High Court of Australia delivered Dinsdale v R [2000] HCA 54; 202 CLR 321; 175 ALR 315; 74 ALJR 1538 (12 October 2000).


An appellate court may not disturb a sentence just because it disagrees with the sentence imposed. Error must be identified in terms of the principles explained by the High Court in House v R.

Sentencing errors may be identified in terms of the invocation of incorrect principle; giving weight to extraneous or irrelevant matter; failing to give weight to material considerations; or making a factual mistake. Sentencing errors may also be inferred from the result being manifestly unreasonable or plainly wrong.

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