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Question On Notice No. 207 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 August 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Leader of the House representing the Attorney General
Minister responding: Hon S.F. McGurk
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question


I refer to the Law Reform Commission’s report, Enhancing Family and Domestic Violence Laws: Final Report, and I ask:

(a) which of the 73 recommendations have been implemented;
(b) further to (a), when where they implemented; and
(c) further to (a), when will each of the remaining recommendations be implemented?
Answered on 12 September 2017

(a) The following recommendations have been fully implemented: 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 24, 26, 31, 39, 44, 54, 56, 66 and 68. The following recommendations have been partially implemented: 22, 30, 34, 35, 37, 41, 42, 45, 57, 63, 64, 65, 70 and 71.

(b) All of the recommendations referred to in paragraph (a) were implemented on 1 July 2017, except for: recommendation 37 (which was partially implemented on 8 February 2017); recommendation 44 (which was fully implemented on 8 February 2017); recommendation 63 (which was partially implemented in August 2013); recommendation 64 (which partially implemented on 16 November 2016, to be proclaimed); recommendation 65 (which was partially implemented in May 2014 and 31 March 2015) and recommendation 68 (which was fully implemented on 30 June 2015).

(c) The following recommendations require a different policy response to that recommended by the Law Reform Commission: 1, 6, 28, 32, 36, 38 and 40. The remaining recommendations are either in the course of being implemented or under consideration: 7, 8, 9, 15, 17, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29, 33, 43, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 67, 69, 72 and 73.