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Inquiry into the Transportation of Detained Persons


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:31 Mar 2010
Deadline for submissions:14 May 2010
Date Ended:18 Jul 2011
Committee:Environment and Public Affairs Committee
House:Legislative Council
Media Statements:
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:The Committee is to inquire into and report on:

1.progress in relation to the implementation of the Coroner’s Findings in relation to the death of Mr Ward;
2.the feasibility of air transport or video conferencing instead of long haul vehicle transport;
3.the scope and efficacy of government action to reduce indigenous incarceration and recidivism rates to prevent further indigenous deaths in custody;
4.whether the Coroners Act 1996 (WA) should be amended to require the Government to respond to coronial recommendations within a set timeframe; and
5.any other relevant matter.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
WA Police received on 13 May 2010
Uniting Church in Australia received on 14 May 2010
Australian Inquest Alliance received on 14 May 2010
Legal Aid Western Australia received on 13 May 2010
Mr Mick Gooda, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission received on 13 May 2010
Director of Public Prosecutions received on 14 May 2010
His Honour Chief Judge Martino, District Court of Western Australia received on 6 May 2010
Department of Health received on 14 May 2010
Kimberley Aboriginal Law & Culture Centre received on 3 May 2010
Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services received on 13 May 2010
Law Reform Commission of Western Australia received on 10 May 2010
P & G Beamish received on 13 Apr 2010
Mr Jim Duffield received on 14 May 2010
Department of Corrective Services, Officer of the Commissioner received on 24 May 2010
Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Inc received on 14 May 2010
G4S Custodial Services Pty Ltd received on 14 May 2010
Mr Geoff Taylor received on 8 Apr 2010
Chief Justice of Western Australia received on 27 Apr 2010
National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee received on 12 May 2010
WA Police Officer's Union received on 19 May 2010
Department of the Attorney General received on 26 May 2010
Indigenous Implementation Board received on 21 May 2010
Catholic Social Justice Council, Archdiocese of Perth received on 14 May 2010
Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia received on 14 May 2010
Commissioner for Equal Opportunity received on 31 May 2010
Western Australian Bar Association received on 17 May 2010
Mr Ray Watterson. Adjunct Professor of Law, La Trobe University received on 14 May 2010
Commissioner for Children and Young People received on 13 May 2010
Women in Black Perth WA received on 11 May 2010
Deaths in Custody Watch Committee received on 26 May 2010
Hon Giz Watson MLC received on 14 May 2010
Amnesty International Australia received on 13 May 2010
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastVideo
14 Jun 201010:00 AMAboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia
14 Jun 201012:30 PMDepartment of the Attorney General
14 Jun 201002:30 PMCommissioner for Children and Young People
26 Jul 201010:00 AMDepartment of Corrective Services
26 Jul 201011:30 AMWestern Australian Police
26 Jul 201001:30 PMChief Justice of Western Australia
22 Sep 201010:15 AMDeaths in Custody Watch Committee Mr Marc Newhouse, Chair, Ms Daisy Ward,Ms Jan Turner, Ms Elizabeth Carbone, Ms Marianne McKay
17 Nov 201010:15 AMInspector of Custodial Services Professor Neil Morgan;
17 Nov 201011:15 AMFormer Inspector of Custodial ServicesProfessor Richard Harding
29 Mar 201111:00 AMDepartment of Corrective Services
29 Mar 201111:50 AMDepartment of the Attorney General
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Commissioner Michelle Scott, Commissioner for Children and Young People on 14 Jun 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Michael Johnson, Director, Magistrates Court and Tribunals, Department of the Attorney General; Mr Ray Warnes, Executive Director, Court and Tribunal Services, Department of the Attorney General; Mr Andrew Marshall, Manager, Research and Analysis, Department of the Attorney General on 14 Jun 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Dennis Eggington, Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia, Ms Tammy Solonec, Managing Director, Law and Advocacy Unit, Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia, Ms Shanna Satya, Policy Officer, Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia on 14 Jun 2010
Evidence by.. Hon Chief Justice Wayne Martin on 26 Jul 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Ian Johnson, Commissioner, Department of Corrective Services; Mr Graeme Doyle, Assistant Commissioner, Corporate Support, Department of Corrective Services; Mr Brian Lawerence, Director, Public Private Partnerships, Department of Corrective Services on 26 Jul 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Wayne Gregson, Assistant Commissioner, WA Police; Mr Rod Petterson, Inspector, WA Police Custodial Services; Mr Gregory Italiano, Executive Director, WA Police on 26 Jul 2010
Evidence by.. Ms Daisy Ward; Mr Marc Newhouse, Chair, Deaths In Custody Watch Committee Inc; Ms Marianne MacKay, Co - DeputyChair, Deaths In Custody Watch Committee Inc; Ms Elizabeth Carbone on 22 Sep 2010
Evidence by.. Professor Richard Harding, Emeritus Professor, Consultant on 17 Nov 2010
Evidence by.. Professor Neil Morgan, Inspector of Custodial Services
Mr James Bryden, Inspections and Research Officer, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services
Mr Clifford Holdom, Inspections and Research Officer, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services on 17 Nov 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Ian Johnson, Commissioner, Department of Corrective Services
Mr Graeme Doyle, Assistant Commissioner, Corporate Services, Department of Corrective Services
Ms Jacqueline Tang, Deputy Commissioner, Offender Management and Professional Development, Department of Corrective Services on 29 Mar 2011
Evidence by.. Mr Michael Johnson, Director, Magistrates Court and Tribunals, Court and Tribunal Services, Department of the Attorney General
Mr Andrew Marshall, Manager, Research and Analysis, Department of the Attorney General
Mr Raymond Warnes, Executive Director, Court and Tribunal Services, Department of the Attorney General on 29 Mar 2011