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Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

7 June 2017

Rene Hidding, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Government supportive of stronger parole laws

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to being tough on crime and keeping the community safe.

Accordingly, we are supportive of the Federal Government’s push for stronger parole laws for terrorism-related offences and serious violent criminals.

The community rightfully expects parole to be granted only when there is no risk to the community.  It is not a right, and there should be an expectation against early release for anyone considered dangerous.

We look forward to discussing this with the Federal Government further on Friday at COAG in Hobart.

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