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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 171 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 August 2017 by Hon Alison Xamon

Question Directed to the: Leader of the House representing the Attorney General
Minister responding: Hon J.R. Quigley
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

I refer to the WA Labor commitment to implement a process for people who have historical sex convictions relating to consensual homosexual acts expunged, and I ask:

(a) can the Minister please advise whether this process has been developed;
(b) if yes to (a), please advise what this process will entail;
(c) if no to (a), why not;
(d) if no to (a), when will a process be developed;
(e) will the process include the ability of a family member or spouse to apply in the case that the person is deceased; and
(f) if no to (e), why not?
Answered on 12 September 2017

(a) Yes.

(b) A bill is currently being drafted.

(c) Not applicable.

(d) Not applicable.

(e) It is intended that such a provision will be included in the Bill.

(f) Not applicable