Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Act 1999 No 93
160 Parole orders in exceptional circumstances
(1) The Parole Authority may make an order directing the release of an
offender on parole who (but for this section) is not otherwise eligible for
release on parole if the offender is dying or if the Parole Authority is
satisfied that it is necessary to release the offender on parole because of
exceptional extenuating circumstances.
(2) The Parole Authority is not required to consider an application
for a parole order under this section, or to conduct a hearing, if it decides
not to grant such an application.
(3) Divisions 2 and 3 do not apply to a parole order under this
(4) This section does not apply in respect of an offender serving a
sentence for life.