Private Meetings

The Authority holds private meetings every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The only people that are in attendance at these private meetings are the 5 Authority members and the Secretary. There is no opportunity for offenders or their legal representative to attend the private meetings. On occasions, approved visitors may also attend to observe these meetings.

Every matter that comes before the Authority (whether in relation to an offender seeking release to parole or when an offender's breach of parole is reported) is considered at a private meeting in the first instance. The only exception to this is Intensive Correction Orders which are considered as part of the Wednesday review hearing.

Every decision that is made in the meeting must be recorded by both the Judicial Officer and the Secretary. Justification is required for each decision made by the Authority, especially in case of adverse decisions. 

On Wednesdays, the Authority considers Breach of Parole Reports. These are reports regarding offenders that have been released into the community who have not been complying with the conditions of their parole. 

On Thursday and Friday the Authority considers whether it is appropriate to release an offender to parole. More information about this process can be found on the Release to Parole tab.