SCOTT DOUGLAS AUSTIC —
COURT OF APPEAL
266. Hon MICHAEL MISCHIN to the Leader of the House
representing the Attorney General:
I refer to the Attorney General's
partial answer to my question without notice of 21 March concerning a petition
he has received on behalf of the convicted murderer Scott Douglas Austic.
(1) Has the
Attorney General sought advice on the merits of the petition from the Solicitor-General,
the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia, State Counsel or the
(2) When did he
seek that advice; and, if he has not sought such advice, why not?
(3) Has he
received advice from any of those officers; and, if so, when did he receive it?
(4) If he has
sought advice from any of those officers but not yet received it, when does he
expect to receive it?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) Yes; the Attorney General has
sought advice in relation to the petition from the Solicitor-General.
(2) The request for advice was
received by the Solicitor-General's office on 2 March 2018.
(3) No; the Attorney General has not
yet received advice from the Solicitor-General.
(4) The Solicitor-General will
provide his advice in due course.