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Question Without Notice No. 978 asked in the Legislative Council on 17 October 2018 by Hon Nick Goiran

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

Answered on 17 October 2018

CHILD PROTECTION — CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE — ROEBOURNE

978. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

I refer to the minister's answer to my question without notice on 16 October 2018 in which he informed the house that 42 child victims had been identified during Operation Fledermaus and that a further eight adult victims were children when the offences occurred.

(1) Was that information provided to the minister by Western Australia Police Force?

(2) Did the then Commissioner of Police tell the media on or before 1 August 2017 that ''a staggering 184 child victims of sexual abuse have been identified''?

(3) If yes to (2), how is this difference explained?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

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

(1) Yes.

(2)–(3) I am not in a position to advise what figures the previous Commissioner of Police provided to the media.