Parole Act 2019

Amendment of Defamation Act 2009

38. Section 17 of the Defamation Act 2009 is amended—

(a) in subsection (2)—

(i) in paragraph (w), by the substitution of “State, or” for “State.”, and

(ii) by the insertion of the following paragraphs after paragraph (w):

“(x) made in the course of the consideration by the Parole Board of—

(i) an application for parole, or

(ii) the variation or revocation of a parole order,

where the statement is connected with that consideration, or

(y) contained in a decision of the Parole Board, or a notification of such a decision, pursuant to the Parole Act 2019 or a parole order.”,


(b) by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (3):

“(4) In this section, ‘application for parole’ and ‘parole order’ have the meanings they have in the Parole Act 2019.”.