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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 1717 asked in the Legislative Council on 18 October 2023 by Hon Colin De Grussa

Question Directed to the: Minister for Emergency Services representing the Minister for Police
Parliament: 41 Session: 1


I refer to the gun ownership reforms released for public consultation, as proposed under the Firearm Act review, and I ask:
(a) will the Minister please provide the modelling (and estimates based on that modelling) which has been undertaken to determine the addition number of FTE's required within the Western Australia Police Service to do the following:
(i) implement the new arrangements; and
(ii) administer the new arrangements on a recurrent basis; and
(b) will the Minister please provide the analysis and estimates of the additional capacity required within the Western Australian health system to implement and manage the mental health elements of the proposed reforms?

Answered on 28 November 2023


(i-ii) Western Australia Police Force will be resourced as necessary to implement the firearms reform.

(b)    The Health Assessment working group is undertaking consultation with professionals within the medical profession and other key stakeholders.