Part IB - Sentencing, imprisonment and release of federal offenders  

Division 5 - Conditional release on parole or licence  

Subdivision A - Release on parole or licence  

SECTION 19ALA   Matters that may be considered in decisions about parole orders  

In making a decision under section 19AL in relation to a person, the Attorney-General may have regard to any of the following matters that are known to the Attorney-General and relevant to the decision:

(a) the risk to the community of releasing the person on parole;

(b) the person ' s conduct while serving his or her sentence;

(c) whether the person has satisfactorily completed programs ordered by a court or recommended by the relevant State or Territory corrective services or parole agency;

(d) the likely effect on the victim, or victim ' s family, of releasing the person on parole;

(e) the nature and circumstances of the offence to which the person ' s sentence relates;

(f) any comments made by the sentencing court;

(g) the person ' s criminal history;

(h) any report or information in relation to the granting of parole that has been provided by the relevant State or Territory corrective services or parole agency;

(i) the behaviour of the person when subject to any previous parole order or licence;

(j) the likelihood that the person will comply with the conditions of the parole order;

(k) whether releasing the person on parole is likely to assist the person to adjust to lawful community life;

(l) whether the length of the parole period is sufficient to achieve the purposes of parole;

(m) any special circumstances, including the likelihood that the person will be subject to removal or deportation upon release.

Subsection (1) does not limit the matters that the Attorney-General may consider in making a decision under section 19AL .


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