Changes To The Corrections Act 1997 Comes Into Effect On 1 July 2019

Changes To The Corrections Act 1997 Comes Into Effect On 1 July 2019

Tasmania Minister for Corrections Elise Archer

Police Experience On The Parole Board

Victor P Taffa

Hodgman Government is calling for expressions of interest from former Police officers to join the Parole Board, following passage of legislation to amend the Corrections Act 1997.

Including a member with Policing experience is an important measure to ensure community safety remains at the core of any Parole Board decision, Minister for Corrections Elise Archer said.

Amendment will fulfil a commitment made during the 2018 State election to introduce legislation to ensure that a member with Policing experience is represented on the Parole Board, in the same way that a victims of crime representative has been included on the Board.

“Police are at the frontline of crime in Tasmania and the amendment provides for a former Police officer to have an active role in decisions made about prisoners’ suitability for parole.” Minister Archer said.

Changes to the Corrections Act 1997 will come into effect on 1 July 2019.