The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has completed its assessment of a number of complaints about the decision-making process of the Parole Board Queensland regarding the parole of Benjamin Oakley and allegations of political interference relating to the timing of the notification of the parole decision to eligible persons.
The CCC has not identified any information or material which raises a reasonable suspicion of corrupt conduct as defined in the Crime and Corruption Act 2001.
The CCC determined last week it would not take any action against the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan MP or officers from the Parole Board Queensland or Queensland Corrective Services.
The relevant parties were advised today of the CCC’s decision.
The CCC has suggested a number of procedural recommendations to the Parole Board Queensland for their consideration.