CHILD PROTECTION —
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE — ROEBOURNE
843. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing
the Minister for Child Protection:
I refer to the answer provided by
the Minister for Police to my question without notice 667 on 23 August 2018, in
which the house was informed that there are 50 victims of the conduct of the 58
offenders charged as a result of Operation Fledermaus and the Pilbara joint
(1) Are these 50
victims the children to which the Minister for Child Protection was referring
in her opinion piece published on 6 July 2018, when she said, ''The
Department of Communities also advises, based on current information, that
there are no registered or charged adult offenders living or having regular
contact with children associated with Operation Fledermaus''?
(2) If not, what was the number of
children the minister was referring to?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) No. The minister's
opinion piece as quoted above did not refer to any specific number of children.
(2) I refer the
member to the previous answer to question without notice 645, whereby records
on registered offenders are held by the WA Police Force and not by the
Department of Communities. Referrals are provided by WA police only when a registered
offender is living with or having regular contact with young people.