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Arson penalty increase

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Arson penalty increase

The NSW Government wants to put an end to arsonists whilst we face a volatile fire season by increasing penalties.

Member for Albury Greg Aplin says the maximum goal sentence would increase by 50%.

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The Sentencing Council of NSW will also be asked to consider if the 5 year non-parole period for a bushfire offence should be increased.

Police Minister Troy Grant has also encouraged residents to be vigilant during the fire season and report any suspicious activity.