|Question On Notice No. 64 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 June 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran |
Question Directed to the: Leader of the House representing the Attorney General
Minister responding: Hon J.R. Quigley
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
I refer to the seminar held on 19 May 2017 on Compensation for Domestic Violence at which Adjunct Professor Robert Guthrie, Assessor Criminal Injuries Compensation, advised that in 2014-15 about 45 percent of the awards made by the assessors involved family and domestic violence, and I ask:
(a) what was the percentage for 2015-16;
(b) how many full-time assessors are currently appointed;
(c) how many part-time assessors are currently appointed;
(d) further to (b) and (c), what is the term of tenure for each assessor;
(e) noting that the number of applications outstanding has now grown to a level incapable of being finalised by the current assessors, is the Attorney General considering increasing the number of assessors, whether permanently or temporarily; and
(f) if no to (e), why not?
Answered on 15 August 2017
(b) Three (3).
(d) Five (5) year terms.
(e) Not at this time.
(f) Current average assessment time for applications (as at May 2017) was 7.6 months.