Decision on sex offender Fardon's freedom delayed

NOTORIOUS Queensland sex offender Robert John Fardon will remain behind bars for at least another night after his case was adjourned.

Supreme Court of Appeal Justice Philip Morrison delayed a decision on Wednesday on whether to grant Fardon his freedom.

He adjourned the matter and extended the stay order to keep Fardon in prison until 4pm on Thursday.

Justice Morrison told the court the main reason for the delay was because a transcript was not available yet.

Fardon was briefly released from jail last week after a periodic review in the Brisbane Supreme Court.

However, he back behind bars within hours when Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie submitted an urgent appeal against his release, arguing Fardon is still a risk to the community.

Fardon became the first person detained indefinitely in 2003 under the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offender) Act.

He has spent much of his adult life in prison after he was convicted of sex offences against women and girls dating back to 1967.

Fardon has previously reoffended within weeks of being released.

This is the third time he has been granted release but the Attorney-General has always succeeded in preventing Fardon's freedom in the past.