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


Inquiry status:Current
Date commenced:11 Apr 2019
Deadline for submissions:24 May 2019
Committee:Environment and Public Affairs Committee
House:Legislative Council
Media Statements: 04/11/2019
08/12/2019
08/19/2019
08/22/2019
09/03/2019
09/23/2019
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.

Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
14 Aug 201909:00 AMLCCOCommissioner for Children and Young PeopleYes
21 Aug 201909:00 AMLCCOLegal Aid WAYes
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
04 Sep 201910:00 AMLCCOAboriginal Legal ServiceYes
25 Sep 201910:00 AMLCCOWA PoliceYes
Videos: Wednesday, August 14 - Commissioner for Children and Young People
 Wednesday, August 21 - Legal Aid WA
 Monday, August 26 - Youth Legal Services
 Monday, August 26 - Children's Court of WA
 Monday, August 26 - Chief Magistrate of WA
 Monday, August 26 - Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia
 Tuesday, August 27 - Dr Russ Pratt, Forensic Psychologist
 Wednesday, September 4 - Aboriginal Legal Service
 Wednesday, September 25 - WA Police
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Commissioner for Children and Young People on 14 Aug 2019
Evidence by.. Legal Aid WA on 21 Aug 2019
Evidence by.. Chief Magistrate of WA on 26 Aug 2019
Evidence by.. Children's Court of Western Australia on 26 Aug 2019
Evidence by.. Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia on 26 Aug 2019
Evidence by.. Youth Legal Service on 26 Aug 2019
Evidence by.. Dr Russell Pratt, Forensic Psychologist on 27 Aug 2019
Evidence by.. Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia on 4 Sep 2019
Evidence by.. Western Australia Police Force on 25 Sep 2019