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Question Without Notice No. 1082 asked in the Legislative Council on 25 September 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 25 September 2019

SELF-DEFENCE LAWS — REVIEW

1082. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General:

Before I ask my question without notice, I want to recognise the students and staff from South West John Calvin Christian College in Capel, who are in the public gallery.

I refer to media reports on and around 11 September 2019 in which the Attorney General is reported as having said that he will personally review the murder conviction of Jody Gore to see whether the state's self-defence laws need to be changed.

(1) On what date did that review commence?

(2) Who is assisting the Attorney General with the review?

(3) What are the terms of reference of the review?

(4) On what date is the review planned to be completed?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1)–(4) The Attorney General's office began gathering information on the Jody Gore matter on 20 August 2019 and the Attorney General commenced his review shortly thereafter. He was assisted in this review by the Solicitor-General. The review has been completed.