No Body, No Parole Laws due for debate

Queensland Attorney-General and Justice Minister for Justice Yvette D'Ath announced that the State Government's 'No Body, No Parole' legislation will be debated in Parliament soon after the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee recommended the bill be passed.

According to Ms D'Ath, the Corrective Services (No Body, No Parole) Amendment Bill 2017 is designed to help victims' families and provide an incentive for offenders to cooperate with authorities.

Ms D'Ath said she hoped there would be cross-parliament support.

The laws would be retrospective and apply to people convicted of: murder; manslaughter; accessory after the fact to murder; and conspiring to murder.

Ms D'Ath said to be eligible for parole, all future and current prisoners would need to satisfy the Parole Board that they had satisfactorily co-operated with police to identify the location, or the last known location, and place of a body.

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