Maintaining parole conditions interstate

The late Alicia Little. Image: Women’s Agenda

Constituency question

My constituency question is for the Attorney-General on behalf of Lee Little.

In 2017, Lee’s daughter was killed when her body was crushed against a water tank by a car driven by her fiancé. The offender negotiated a guilty plea from murder to dangerous driving causing death and failing to render assistance. He served two and a half years in prison, and loss of licence for five years, then transferred his parole into New South Wales.

Ms Little has been advised that the offender is applying to transfer parole again, this time into Queensland, and is concerned that a possible loophole exists that allows an offender to obtain their licence in another state despite being suspended. 

I ask the Attorney to confirm if this loophole exists, and what will be done to close it?