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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 297 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 October 2021 by Hon Sophia Moermond

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Corrective Services
Minister responding: Hon J.R. Quigley
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

I refer the Attorney General to the harm minimisation strategies, priority substances and priority populations outlined in the Australian Government’s National Drug Strategy 2017-2026, and I ask, how many Western Australians currently incarcerated for cannabis-related crimes are:
(a) female Indigenous adults;
(b) male Indigenous adults; and
(c) Indigenous minors?

Answered on 16 November 2021

As at midnight on 18th October 2021, for persons with a most serious offence relating to illicit drugs, and where cannabis (including synthetic) is mentioned in the offence description as the relevant drug:


(a)        Two (sentenced)


(b)        Six sentenced, one not sentenced


(c)        Zero