CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION TRIBUNAL —
951. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing
the Attorney General:
I refer to the case load within the
office of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal.
(1) Was Charmaine Holyoak-Roberts
appointed as Chief Assessor on 4 February 2019?
(2) Is the Attorney
General aware that the Chief Assessor communicated on 25 March 2019 that
despite the department announcing in late 2018 the provision of additional
resources, including a fourth assessor and support staff to assist with
processing the heavy case load, that staff had yet to be received?
(3) Have the new staff arrived?
(4) If yes to (3), when did this
(5) Will the
Attorney General now table the Department of Justice's review of the
criminal injuries compensation scheme that he had previously indicated was
scheduled to be completed by October 2018?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(2) No. However,
I am advised the correspondence from the Chief Assessor in March 2019 was an
update to the major law firms that act on behalf of criminal injuries
compensation applicants. The Chief Assessor's letter advised that
additional resources had been approved by the Department of Justice in late
2018 and that recruitment processes were underway.
additional assessor commenced on 6 May 2019. Two additional case managers
commenced on 8 July 2019.
(5) The draft report is under
review at the State Solicitor's Office and will be tabled in due
Hon Nick Goiran interjected.
The PRESIDENT: There are no supplementary questions in here. You
have had your question, and Hon Jacqui
Boydell now has the call.