Supreme Court - Trial Division

Attorney-General v Williams [2017] QSC 052 (16/6902) Burns J 11 April 2017

Full-text: QSC17-052.pdf

Catchwords

CRIMINAL LAW – SENTENCE – SENTENCING ORDERS – ORDERS AND DECLARATIONS RELATING TO SERIOUS OR VIOLENT OFFENDERS OR DANGEROUS SEXUAL OFFENDERS – DANGEROUS SEXUAL OFFENDER – GENERALLY– where there is an application pursuant to s 5 of the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003 for an order pursuant to Division 3 of Part 2 of that Act – whether the respondent is a serious danger to the community in the absence of a Division 3 order – where the court may order a continuing detention order or a supervision order pursuant to s 13(5) of the Act – whether the adequate protection of the community can be reasonably and practicably managed by a supervision order – whether the requirements under s 16 of the Act can be reasonably and practicably managed by corrective services officers – where the respondent is a chronic alcoholic with a history of mental illness and a range of cognitive impairments – where the applicant supports a supervision order if suitable accommodation can be arranged – whether suitable accommodation has bene arranged – whether the adequate protection of the community can be reasonably and practicably managed by a supervision order incorporating the proposed accommodation