Ministerial guidelines

The Minister may make guidelines about policies to assist the Board in performing its functions (section 242E Corrective Services Act 2006).

On 3 July 2017, the Minister published his guidelines to the Board and in doing so, made it clear that ‘when considering whether a prisoner should be granted a parole order, the highest priority for the Parole Board Queensland should always be the safety of the community.’ The Minister published updated guidelines which took effect on 31 December 2021.

The Ministerial Guidelines provide guidance on a range of topics including, suitability for parole, disclosure of material to prisoners, factors that may be considered, and the contravention of parole orders, suspension and cancellation of parole orders.

Read the Ministerial Guidelines:

Last updated: 20 March 2023