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 19APA   Amendment of parole orders and licences  

Amendment of conditions

The Attorney-General may, at any time before the end of:

(a) a parole period for a person for whom a parole order has been made; or

(b) a licence period for a person who is released on licence for a federal sentence;

by order in writing, amend the parole order or licence by doing any or all of the following:

(c) imposing additional conditions on the parole order or licence;

(d) varying or revoking a condition of the parole order or licence specified under paragraph 19AN(c) or 19AP(7)(c) or imposed under paragraph (c);

(e) if the supervision period has not ended - changing the day on which the supervision period ends.

Amendments to rectify errors etc.

If a parole order or licence:

(a) contains an error of a technical nature; or

(b) has a defect of form; or

(c) contains an ambiguity;

the Attorney-General may, at any time, by order in writing, amend the parole order or licence to rectify the error, defect or ambiguity.


For paragraph (a), the following are examples of errors of a technical nature: a clerical mistake, an accidental slip or omission, a material miscalculation of figures or a material mistake in the description of a person, thing or matter.

When amendments take effect

An amendment of a parole order or licence under subsection (1) takes effect when notice in writing of the amendment is given to the offender.

An amendment of a parole order or licence under subsection (2) is taken to have had effect from the date of effect of the parole order or licence.


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