Skaf Parole Review Hearing Adjourned

12 February 2021

The State Parole Authority today stood over a parole review hearing for offender Mohammed Skaf.

The hearing was adjourned to 30 April after the SPA requested further submissions regarding the offender’s possible classification progression in custody and eligibility for external leave programs.

Last November, the SPA formed an intention to refuse Skaf parole, accepting the recommendation of the Serious Offenders Review Council that release is not appropriate for the safety of the community.

The SORC noted the offender’s long period of incarceration and advised there was a need for gradual reintegration into society through external leave programs.

Skaf, 37, has been eligible for parole since 2018 but has been repeatedly denied by the SPA on the advice of SORC.

In January 2001, Skaf was sentenced to 22 years 11 months 30 days, with a non-parole period of 16 years 11 months and 30 days.

His head sentence expires on 1 January 2024.

Media inquiries: Dani Ongaro 0418203950 or

*Background Information

Skaf parole history:

  • February 2018       Parole refused
  • August 2019           Manifest Injustice application denied
  • February 2020       Parole refused
  • May 2020               Review application denied
  • November 2020     Intention to refuse parole decision
  • February 2021        Review hearing        
Last updated:

14 Jun 2022

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