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Inquiry into Custodial Arrangements in Police Lock-Ups

Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:12 Jun 2013
Tabling date:28 Nov 2013
Deadline for submissions:22 Jul 2013
Date Ended:28 Nov 2013
Committee:Community Development and Justice Standing Committee (2013 - 2017)
House:Legislative Assembly
Media Statements: 11/27/2013
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:The Committee met on 12 June 2013 and resolved to initiate an inquiry into custodial arrangements in police lock-ups including:
1. Whether current arrangements fully comply with the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture;
2. Access by detainees to medical and legal services and other third parties;
3. Lock-up design, staffing and administration;
4. Training of custodial officers on cultural issues;
5. The appropriateness of oversight mechanisms and procedures for lock-up staff and processes.

Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth
11 Sep 201310:00 AMCriminal Lawyers' Association of WA
11 Sep 201310:45 AMWA Police Union
17 Sep 201310:00 AMWestern Australia PoliceCommissioner Karl O'Callaghan
18 Sep 201310:00 AMAboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia
18 Sep 201311:00 AMDepartment of the Attorney General
25 Sep 201310:00 AMChief Magistrate
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Marc Newhouse (Chair, Deaths in Custody Watch Committee WA Inc.) and Miss Natasha Moore on 12 Jun 2013
Evidence by.. Ms Tammy Solonec (Director, National Congress of Australia's First Peoples) on 19 Jun 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Roger Macknay (Corruption and Crime Commissioner), Mr Michael Silverstone (Executive Director, Corruption and Crime Commission) and Ms Bethany Duplock (Corruption Prevention Officer, Corruption and Crime Commission) on 7 Aug 2013
Evidence by.. Mr George Turnbull (Director of Legal Aid, Legal Aid Western Australia), Mr Alexander Payne (Director of Regions, Legal Aid Western Australia) and Mr Andrew Robson (Appeals Team Leader, Legal Aid Western Australia) on 14 Aug 2013
Evidence by.. Professor Neil Morgan (Inspector of Custodial Services), Ms Natalie Gibson (Director Operations, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services) and Mr James Bryden (Inspections and Research Officer, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services) on 14 Aug 2013
Evidence by.. Mr George Tilbury (President, WA Police Union), Mr Brandon Shortland (Vice President, WA Police Union) and Ms Jane Baxter (Research Officer, WA Police Union) on 11 Sep 2013
Evidence by.. Ms Linda Black (President, Criminal Lawyers' Association) on 11 Sep 2013
Evidence by.. Dr Karl O'Callaghan (Commissioner of Police), Mr Lawrence Panaia (Acting Assistant Commissioner Judicial Services, Western Australia Police) and Mr Malcolm Penn (Assistant Director Legal and Legislative Services, Western Australia Police) on 17 Sep 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Peter Collins (Director of Legal Services, Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia) on 18 Sep 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Ray Warnes (Executive Director Court and Tribunal Services, Department of the Attorney General), Mr Gary Cooper (Principal Registrar, Department of the Attorney General) and Mr Andrew Marshall (Manager Research and Analysis, Department of the Attorney General) on 18 Sep 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Steven Heath (Chief Magistrate, Magistrates Court of Western Australia) on 25 Sep 2013
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
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