Yair Miller appointed to Parole Authority

July 24, 2012 by J-Wire Staff
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The President of the The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies Yair Miller has been appointed to the State’s Parole Authority.

Yair Miller

State Labor MP, Mr Walt Secord has congratulated  Miller on his appointment as a Community Member of the State Parole Authority.

Last week, Her Excellency the Governor, Professor Marie Bashir formally approved and announced the appointment by NSW Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Greg Smith.

The announcement was formally published in the NSW Government Gazette on July 20.

Mr Miller’s appointment is for three years and finishes on July 10, 2015.

The State Parole Authority is an independent statutory authority governed by the Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Act 1999.

It is a powerful body which:

·         Makes decisions relating to inmates being released to parole if their sentence includes a non-parole period;
·         sets the conditions of release;
·         determines if and how a parole order should be revoked; and
·         determines if and how a home detention or periodic detention order should be revoked, substituted or reinstated.

The Parole Authority considers the release to parole of inmates who have sentences of more than three years with a non-parole period.

A non-parole period is the period of imprisonment during which an offender is not eligible to be released to parole.

Mr Secord, who is deputy chair of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel said:”This is an important appointment and an outstanding one.”

“It carries a high level of responsibility. It requires the authority members to balance the need to protect the community with the need to rehabilitate offenders.

“It requires the wisdom of Solomon and Yair Miller is well suited for this position,” Mr Secord added.

Yair Miller told J-Wire: ““ I am honoured and humbled to receive this appointment. It is always a privilege to serve the community and the Government. This role, as a community member on the State Parole Authority, is a wonderful opportunity to contribute.”

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