Tough fire season see bushfire arson penalties stiffened

By Steve Green
Updated August 23 2019 - 6:27am, first published 6:25am
BURNT OUT: Started by a lightning strike, last year's Tingha fire was an experience nobody would like to go through again.

As New England faces a dangerous fire season, the NSW Government will increase the standard non-parole period for bushfire arsonists. It comes on the back of tougher maximum sentences which were increased from 14 to 21 years last November.

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