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"This Bill also gives police new powers to arrest and charge a parolee for a breach of parole terms or conditions, whether or not it involves further offending," Dr Napthine said.
The new law would allow police to charge those who breach terms and conditions of parole such as alcohol bans, curfews, or entering a restricted area.
The three-month maximum sentence would be served on top of any other jail term, and the $4200 fine could be added to that sentence.

Criminals who breach parole conditions to face an extra three months' jail under proposed new law
·         Matt Johnston, Anthony Dowsley, Elissa Hunt
·         June 25, 2013 11:07PM
Sarah Cafferkey
Sarah Cafferkey was killed by a parolee who had breached conditions. Source: Herald Sun
ANY criminal who breaches parole conditions would face up to an extra three months' jail under proposed laws.

A new fine of $4200 could also be slapped on offenders.
The parole system has recently been called into question by several high-profile murders.
Adrian Bayley was on parole when he raped and murdered Jill Meagher, and Sarah Cafferkey was killed by a parolee who had breached conditions.
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Ms Cafferkey's mother, Noelle Dickson, said yesterday the new laws had merit but also flaws.
"What they're doing will work so long as the Parole Board gets the message," Ms Dickson said. "The criticism is that it's still not tough enough for high-risk and repeat offenders.
"I don't think a fine will deter a parolee breaching at all."
The family of Elsa Corp, murdered by a drug-crazed parolee, welcomed the changes.
Ms Corp's mother, Gilly Corp, said anything that might spare others tragedy was worthwhile.
"It's for Elsa and the other victims. We want all of them to be remembered," she said.
Jill Meagher
Jill Meagher
Jill Meagher was killed by a man on bail. Picture: Source: Herald Sun
Premier Denis Napthine, who this month told the Herald Sun he thought parole breaches should be a criminal offence, said yesterday the changes would help protect Victorians. "We agree with the people of Victoria that the primary purpose of parole should be the protection of the community," he said.
The new law would allow police to charge those who breach terms and conditions of parole such as alcohol bans, curfews, or entering a restricted area.
The three-month maximum sentence would be served on top of any other jail term, and the $4200 fine could be added to that sentence.
"This Bill also gives police new powers to arrest and charge a parolee for a breach of parole terms or conditions, whether or not it involves further offending," Dr Napthine said.

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