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Crime - core areas of legal aid work

1. Commonwealth parole matters

Extended legal assistance is available to applicants for Commonwealth Parole matters to make:

  • Submissions on a decision to refuse to make a parole order and any subsequent reviews of that refusal

to the Federal Offenders Unit of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.

To be eligible for Extended Legal Assistance a client must satisfy the following eligibility tests:

Note: Applicants in Commonwealth Parole matters are deemed to be vulnerable by virtue of their circumstances.

Note: Assistance in these matters will be dependent on the capacity of the Criminal Law Division