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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 983 asked in the Legislative Council on 20 October 2022 by Hon Sophia Moermond

Minister responding: Hon P. Papalia
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 20 October 2022

POLICE — DRUG TESTING

983. Hon SOPHIA MOERMOND to the minister representing Minister for Police:

Thank you, Acting President.

The PRESIDENT: No. I am just the President. I am not acting today; I am the real thing!

Hon SOPHIA MOERMOND: I am so sorry. Thank you, President. Oops!

I refer to the minister's answer to my question without notice asked yesterday about random drug testing within the Western Australia Police Force, in particular the officer who tested positive for medicinal cannabis.

(1) What role was this officer fulfilling at the time leading up to registering a positive test for medically prescribed cannabis?

(2) Was the officer authorised to operate a vehicle or a firearm in this role?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The Western Australia Police Force has provided the following advice.

(1) The officer was non-operational, and was therefore performing administration duties.

(2) No.