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Question Without Notice No. 371 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 August 2017 by Hon Robin Scott

Minister responding: Hon M.H. Roberts
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 15 August 2017

POLICE — KALGOORLIE–BOULDER
      371. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the minister representing the Minister for Police:
      (1) Is the minister aware that Kalgoorlie–Boulder police have vacancies that have not been filled and that the police who have been appointed to Kalgoorlie–Boulder are still performing duties in Perth because of the lack of housing in Kalgoorlie–Boulder?
      (2) Will the minister take swift action to ensure that Kalgoorlie–Boulder police are fully staffed?
      (3) Is the minister aware that the police who have been offered housing in the goldfields have had their rent increased by $30 a week; and, if this is correct, will the minister assist police by arranging for the cancellation of this increase?
      (4) When will the minister arrange for the appointment of permanent Aboriginal police liaison officers to Kalgoorlie–Boulder police?
      (5) When will the minister arrange for an accelerated police cadet recruitment program in Kalgoorlie–Boulder and the goldfields?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following information has been provided by the Minister for Police.
Providing the information in the time required is not possible and I ask that the honourable member place this question on notice.