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If the SPA refuses an inmate parole, it then decides whether to grant an automatic review hearing or directs the inmate to make an application to convince the Authority that a review of the refusal is justified.
If a review hearing is automatically granted (which happens if the SPA requires additional information) a date is set for the inmate to appear in court via AVL and with legal representation.
Where an inmate is required to apply for a review, they must submit reasons why a review is appropriate. The SPA consideres this application at a closed meeting and if apprvoed sets the review date.
Where an inmate doesn't want a review hearing or one is not granted, they can re-apply for parole on their anniversary date (annual review date) but only if they have more than 12 months left to serve on their sentence.
19 Jul 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the ongoing connection Aboriginal people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal people as the original custodians of this land.