Legislative Council: Wednesday, July 06, 2022


Aboriginal Detention

The Hon. F. PANGALLO (14:39): Could it be that a review of the Parole Board and the act that governs it is needed, when you have a prisoner who has been there for almost 40 years for the same crime and should have been released on parole 14 years ago?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:40): I am not going to get into the individual details of a particular case and the circumstances that the Parole Board applies to a particular case. We don't have any current intention for a full-scale review of the Parole Board or the parole system but, as I said, I am happy to discuss with the honourable member any particular details. If there is anything in a particular circumstance that I can get further answers to, and if they concern an individual, it might be even more appropriate that I talk to the honourable member and see what answers I can bring for him privately.