Qld toddler killer blocked from parole

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A Queensland man serving life behind bars for slitting his nephew's throat has been declared a restricted prisoner, blocking his bid for parole.

Alan William Craig was convicted and jailed after murdering his two-year-old nephew Liam outside the family's Yandaran home, north of Bundaberg, in 2006.

He was sentenced to life after killing the toddler as he slept in a parked car during a family celebration in March 2006.

Craig made a formal bid for parole in October 2020.

Under new laws introduced in December, Parole Board Queensland president Michael Byrne QC declared Craig a restricted prisoner.

That declaration blocks the child killer from applying for parole for up to 10 years, with no limit on the number of bans made.

"I have made this declaration because of the risk the prisoner may pose to the public if the prisoner is granted parole," Mr Byrne said in a written decision published on Monday.

The laws, which passed in December, are designed to limit unnecessary trauma for victims' families and the community caused by regular parole applications.