McGowan Govt Introduces No Body No Parole Legislation To Parliament

McGowan Govt Introduces No Body No Parole Legislation To Parliament

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley

No Body, No Parole Legislation Introduced To Parliament

Victor P Taffa

  • New legislation will ensure convicted murderers who refuse to co-operate with investigations are not released on parole
  • Similar legislation has already been introduced in Victoria, Northern Territory and South Australia and is being considered in Queensland and New South Wales
  • Another key election commitment delivered

McGowan Government today introduced it’s promised ‘no body, no parole’ legislation to State Parliament.

McGowan Government’s changes to the Sentence Administration Act will mean murderers who do not co-operate with Police and law enforcement authorities to disclose the location of their victim’s remains will no longer be eligible for parole.

 

“State Government recognises the significant pain and suffering those families of missing murder victims live with every day, particularly when they have been denied the chance to hold a proper funeral.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

Under the new laws, the Prisoner’s Review Board will not recommend or order parole unless the board is satisfied the prisoner has co-operated with Police in identifying the last known location of the body of the deceased.

 

WA Attorney General John Quigley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A convicted murderer who deliberately withholds information concerning the whereabouts of their victim’s body should not be eligible for parole while the family of the victim continues to grieve and seek answers.” Attorney General John Quigley said.