Queensland’s government has told the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal over sentences handed to a sex offender and two violent offenders.
Queensland’s attorney-general will appeal over two sentences handed to a sex offender and two men who assaulted a taxi driver earlier this month.
Jarrod Bleijie has instructed the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal against sentences handed to a child sex offender in the District Court in Maroochydore on January 13 and to Nathan Levy and Steve Drobny in the District Court in Hervey Bay on January 22.
The sex offender was sentenced to three years prison, but will be eligible for parole in nine months.
Levy and Drobny were convicted of grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning bodily harm after an attack on a taxi driver.
Levy was sentenced to 30 months behind bars, but granted parole immediately.
Drobny was placed on a 150-hour community service order.
Mr Bleijie said that the sentences were manifestly inadequate, not in line with community expectations and did not set an adequate deterrent.
Appeals will be lodged at a later date.