ATTORNEY GENERAL —
666. Hon MICHAEL MISCHIN to the Leader of the House
representing the Attorney General:
I refer to the Attorney General's
response to my question without notice 643 on 13 June 2019, whereby I asked for
the status of eight projects and matters.
(1) Why will the
Attorney General not provide the information that is being sought?
(2) In addition
to the status of those projects and of any legislation necessary for their
implementation, what is the status of the foreshadowed —
diseases compensation; and
legal profession laws?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) The Attorney General is happy to
advise the following.
(a) Legislation to deter trespass on
animal farms is currently being drafted.
(b) A detailed
proposal for asbestos diseases compensation is under consideration and an
announcement as to any reforms will be made in due course. It is noted that the
Law Reform Commission's final report was provided to the honourable
member as Attorney General in 2016.
(c) The justice
pipeline has achieved practical completion and is currently subject to peer
(d) Legislation to implement the high-risk offenders
board will be introduced to Parliament this week.
(e) A detailed
proposal to implement the remainder of the Law Reform Commission's
recommendations from its review of coronial practice is currently under
consideration. It is noted that the Law Reform Commission's final
report was provided to the honourable member as Attorney General in 2012.
(f) Legislation to amend the Western Australian
Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act 1996 is currently being
(g) The Western Australian
crime statistics and research office is currently being established.
appointment of a permanent Commissioner for Victims of Crime will be considered
following a review of the Department of Justice's victim services.
(2) (a) Anti-consorting
legislation is currently being drafted. This legislation is necessary in part
because of the failure of the previous government's Criminal
Organisations Control Act 2012, which has not achieved any convictions despite
the then government's lofty expectations.
(b) See 1(b).
to implement the national legal profession uniform law scheme is currently