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FOR – Documents — Parole Applications; Order for the Production of Documents

Ross Cadell

I move:

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Attorney-General, by no later than 5 pm on 22 September 2023:

(a) a breakdown of approved grants of parole since 1 July 2022 with the following information:

(i) the state in which the person was imprisoned,

(ii) any previous grant of parole (if known),

(iii) offence(s) committed,

(iv) date of sentencing,

(v) duration of sentence given including,

(A) length of any non-parole period, and

(B) total duration of sentence,

(vi) date parole was granted,

(vii) whether the grant of parole related to sexual assault, child abuse or child pornography offences,

(viii) whether the decision to grant parole was made by a departmental official or the Attorney-General, and

(ix) if the decision was made by the Attorney-General, whether the decision followed the recommendation provided by the department; and

(b) the total number of decisions to deny parole since 1 July 2022.

Anthony Chisholm

by leave—I move an amendment to the motion as circulated:

Omit "1 July 2022" (wherever occurring), substitute "1 January 2021".

Andrew McLachlan

I put the question: that the amendment moved by the minister be agreed to.

Question agreed to.

The question before the Senate is that the motion standing in the name of Senator Cash and moved by Senator Cadell, as amended by the minister, be agreed to.


Date and time: 4:15 PM on 2023-09-11
Senator Pocock's vote: Aye
Total number of "aye" votes: 36
Total number of "no" votes: 17
Total number of abstentions: 23

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