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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 928 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 October 2018 by Hon Michael Mischin

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 10 October 2018


928. Hon MICHAEL MISCHIN to the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General:

I refer to Western Australia's first Commissioner for Victims of Crime, Ms Jennifer Hoffman.

(1) Who is the current commissioner and when was that person appointed, by whom, by what process, and on whose recommendation?

(2) When was Ms Hoffman removed from that position, why, by whom, and on whose advice, request or representations?

(3) Does Ms Hoffman still have a position with the Western Australian government; and, if so, what is that position and its responsibilities?

(4) If no to (3), when did she leave and under what circumstances?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) Ms Katalin Kraszlan, the Acting Commissioner for Victims of Crime, was appointed to the position for six months by the director general on 13 June 2018, following an expression of interest process within the Department of Justice.

(2) Ms Hoffman vacated the commissioner position on 2 October 2017 at her request to take up an acting opportunity with the Department of Justice's strategic reform division.

(3) No.

(4) Ms Hoffman departed from the Department of Justice on 2 July 2018, having sought, and been granted, separation under section 59 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994.