The appellant, Parole Board Queensland, applied to appeal previous orders to set aside its decision to indefinitely suspend the respondent prisoner’s parole. The parole board’s decision was based on confidential information which the appellant contended it had discretion to not disclose.
This case turned on a statutory construction of whether s341(3) of the Corrective Services Act 2006 (Qld) qualifies the appellant’s obligation under ss 208(1) and (4) to give the relevant prisoner an information notice “advising the reason for the decision”. The appeal was dismissed.
Scott McLeod KC appeared for the appellant, instructed by Crown Law.
The judgment is published here.