FAMILY AND DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE — NON-FATAL STRANGULATION OFFENCE
792. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Leader of the House
representing the Attorney General:
I refer to my question without
notice 23 asked on 13 March 2018 about non-fatal strangulation, which has now
been introduced as an offence in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia,
Victoria and the ACT.
(1) Has the
government now considered this issue?
(2) If no to (1), why not?
(3) If yes to
(1), does the government intend to introduce the offence of non-fatal
strangulation into WA?
(4) If no to (3), why not?
(5) If yes to (3), when?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
Acting Commissioner for Victims of Crime is consulting on non-fatal
strangulation as part of the McGowan government's ongoing work to
develop a package of family and domestic violence prevention reforms.