Legislative Council: Tuesday, February 20, 2024


Domestic Violence

The Hon. F. PANGALLO (15:15): Supplementary: I will just point out to the Attorney-General that I have actually written to the police minister about this case some time ago. Can I ask the Attorney-General: who makes the determination for the early release—the Parole Board or the Department for Correctional Services?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:16): Again, without knowing the nature of the release it is difficult to say without individual circumstances, but the honourable member is probably correct that the police minister, who also has responsibility for correctional services, will probably be able to provide better information about a specific matter.