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Inquiry into children and young people on the Sex Offenders Register - is mandatory registration appropriate?

Inquiry status:Current
Date commenced:04/11/2019
Deadline for submissions:05/24/2019
Committee:Environment and Public Affairs Committee
House:Legislative Council
Media Statements: 04/11/2019
08/12/2019
08/19/2019
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:On 10 April 2019, the Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs resolved as follows:
To inquire into mandatory registration of children and young people on the Community Protection Offender Register (known as the sex offenders register) in accordance with the Community Protection (Offender Reporting) Act 2004.
In particular, the Committee will consider the following:
    (a) the current criteria for registration on the sex offenders register;
    (b) the advantages and disadvantages of mandatory registration;
    (c) circumstances that may not warrant mandatory registration;
    (d) the approach employed by other jurisdictions; and
    (e) any other matters considered relevant by the Committee.
The Committee intends to table its report by the end of 2019.

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
• Related Document: Letter from the Australian Federal Police providing information
Live broadcast available from 9:00:00 AM on 21 Aug 2019
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Live broadcast available from 10:00:00 AM on 27 Aug 2019
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
14 Aug 201909:00 AMLCCOCommissioner for Children and Young PeopleYes
21 Aug 201909:00 AMLCCOLegal Aid WAYes
21 Aug 201910:15 AMLCCOAboriginal Legal Service of Western AustraliaYes
26 Aug 201910:00 AMLCCOYouth Legal ServiceYes
26 Aug 201911:15 AMLCCOChildren's Court of WAYes
26 Aug 201901:00 PMLCCOChief Magistrate of WAYes
26 Aug 201902:15 PMLCCODirector of Public Prosecutions for Western AustraliaYes
27 Aug 201910:00 AMLCCODr Russ Pratt, Forensic PsychologistYes
Videos: Wednesday, August 14 - Commissioner for Children and Young People
Related Transcripts of Evidence:

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