Enabling legislation

The Office was established as a department under the Public Sector Management Act 1994 by means of the Prisons Amendment Act 1999. Parliament subsequently enacted the Inspector of Custodial Services Act 2003.

 Legislation administered

The Office is the administering agency for the Inspector of Custodial Services Act 2003.
The Office is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act 1992 and the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1971 in accordance with Schedule 2, Clauses 4 and 5 of the Inspector of Custodial Services Act 2003 respectively.

Legislation impacting on the Office’s activities

The following written laws impact upon the performance of the Inspector’s functions:

  • Bail Act 1982
  • Corruption and Crime Commission Act 2003
  • Court Security and Custodial Services Act 1999
  • Crime (Serious and Repeat Offenders) Sentencing Act 1992
  • Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Defendants) Act 1996
  • Dangerous Sexual Offenders Act 2006
  • Disability Services Act 1993
  • Equal Opportunity Act 1984
  • Evidence Act 1906
  • Fines, Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement Act 1994
  • Interpretation Act 1984
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 1984
  • Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1971
  • Parole Orders (Transfer) Act 1984
  • Prisoners (Interstate Transfer) Act 1983
  • Prisoners (Release for Deportation) Act 1989
  • Prisons Act 1981
  • Public Sector Management Act 1994
  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975
  • Sentence Administration Act 1995
  • Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Act 2006
  • Victims of Crime Act 1994
  • Young Offenders Act 1994

Page last updated: 07 Jun 2019

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