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Parole Board annual report

Details:

Title

Parole Board annual report

Collection

Parole Board Annual Report; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2012

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory. Parole Board -- Periodicals; Parole -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Parole Board of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/258611

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/502284

Page content

ANNUAL REPORT 2012 PAROLE BOARD OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY | ANNUAL REPORT 2012 9 Parole Board Members Section 3B of the Parole of Prisoners Act stipulates that the Board must have 10 members who are to be: a) the Chief Justice or another nominated Judge; b) the Executive Director of Correctional Services; c) a member of the Police Force nominated by the Commissioner of Police; d) a person who is i) a registered medical practitioner; or ii) a registered psychologist; e) a person who represents the interests of victims of crime; and f) 5 persons who reflect, as closely as possible, the composition of the community at large and include women and Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders. Members described in subparagraphs (d), (e) or (f) above are appointed by the Administrator for three (3) year terms, are eligible for reappointment, and may resign their membership in writing to the Minister. The Chairperson of the Board is the Chief Justice or another nominated Judge. The Chairperson: has responsibility for resolving questions of law; and a casting vote where votes are equal on questions to be determined by a majority of votes. In 2012 the Board was chaired by Justice Stephen Southwood. Justice Judith Kelly acted for Justice Southwood on three occasions whilst he was on leave. In the absence of a member appointed under sub-sections (d), (e) or (f) the Minister may appoint a person to act as a member of the Board. In 2012 no members were appointed to act in positions on the Board. In 2012 the Parole Board was fortunate to retain current community members but did see a change in the Police representative with Superintendent Helen Braam being replaced with Superintendent Don Fry. Senior Sergeant Jason Rothe acted in the place of the Police representative on three occasions. During 2012, membership of the Board comprised: Justice Stephen Southwood Chairperson Mr Ken Middlebrook Commissioner, Northern Territory Department of Correctional Services Superintendent Don Fry NT Police representative Ms Susan Lowry Victims of Crime representative, Darwin Mr Paul Rysavy Psychologist, Darwin Mr John Flynn Darwin Ms Jill Huck Darwin Ms Selina Holtze Alice Springs Mr Craig Lambert Katherine Mr Harold Howard Alice Springs


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