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Question Without Notice No. 1426 asked in the Legislative Council on 26 November 2019 by Hon Colin Tincknell

Minister responding: Hon M.H. Roberts
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

POLICE — OUT-OF-CONTROL PARTIES

1426. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

I refer to the media coverage at page 4 of The West Australian of 25 November 2019 of a recent incident involving an out-of-control party and the subsequent damage to an Airbnb property in Cannington, and the link made to the regulatory inquiry into short-term accommodation.

(1) How many police call-outs have there been in the last two years to out-of-control parties at residential premises?

(2) Of those, how many were at owner-occupied properties; at rental properties; or at holiday accommodation or short-term let properties?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by the Minister for Police.

The Western Australia Police Force advises the following.

(1) Between 26 November 2017 and 26 November 2019, there have been 85 incidents statewide in which police have been called out to a declared out-of-control gathering, an incident requiring intervention only or an incident likely to become an out-of-control gathering.

(2) This data is not specifically recorded on Western Australia Police Force systems.