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%.
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.