Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 9 June 2022) . . Page.. 2073 ..
Sentence Administration Board—offenders at large
(Question No 787)
Mrs Kikkert asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 6 May 2022:
(1) Given that during annual reports hearings in February 2022, the chair of the Sentencing Administration Board (SAB) informed the committee that there were seven offenders who were at large, one had been at large at that time for 514 days, what offences was that offender found guilty of and are they still at large.
(2) What offences were the other six offenders found guilty of and how long have each been at large for at this time.
(3) What are the new offences that three of these offenders have committed, given the chair of the SAB told the committee that they have committed new offences.
(4) Are any of these at large offenders currently under a custodial sentence.
(5) What rules and procedures will the at large offenders be subject to once they have been apprehended.
Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
1. The offender who had been at large for 514 days on 18 February 2022, had been found guilty of and was subject to sentence for, Knowingly Concerned Burglary and Knowingly Concerned Theft x2. As at 9 May 2022, the offender remains at large and has been at large for a total of 594 days. Please note the offenders at large discussed during the 18 February 2022 hearings relate only to those who participated remotely in a Sentence Administration Board (SAB) hearing, had their community corrections order cancelled and a warrant subsequently issued for their return or induction to custody.
2. Upon a further review of the data, the SAB makes a correction, that one of the six other offenders at large had their warrant of imprisonment executed at the time of reporting on 18 February 2022. In the case of this offender, the SAB issued a warrant for imprisonment on 30 September 2021, and it was executed on 23 October 2021. The offender was at large for a total of 23 days.
The answer to the question for the other five offenders is as follows. They were found guilty and subject to sentence for:
• Make Demand with Threat to Endanger Health and Joint Commission Aggravated Robbery. This offender was at large for a total of 246 days before the warrant for imprisonment was executed on 20 February 2022.
• Fail to Appear after Bail Undertaking, Fail to Stop Motor Vehicle for Police, Drive while Disqualified and Drive Motor Vehicle with Alcohol in Blood or Breath. This offender is still at large, being a total of 326 days as at 9 May 2022.
• Damage Property Over $1000 in Value. This offender is still at large, being a total of 300 days as at 9 May 2022.
• Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm and Theft. This offender was at large for a total of 51 days before the warrant for imprisonment was executed on 10 March 2022.