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Question Without Notice No. 404 asked in the Legislative Council on 17 May 2018 by Hon Nick Goiran

Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 17 May 2018

CHILD PROTECTION — CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE — ROEBOURNE

404. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

I refer to the minister's answer to my question without notice 382 asked on 16 May 2018 in which she informed the house that the Premier is aware if any of the 184 victims of child sex offences in Roebourne are currently residing with a person either charged or convicted with one or more child sex offences. How many of the victims was the Premier told are residing with such a person?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

I am afraid the honourable member has misinterpreted the answer given on 16 May 2018. To clarify for his understanding: yes, the Premier has discussed the plight of the children with the Minister for Child Protection. That is why we have the West Pilbara Plan. No, the Premier is not aware of any victims residing with a person either charged or convicted with one or more child sex offences.

Should the honourable member have any information about any child or children who may be at risk of harm, the Premier would ask him to take the appropriate action to report these concerns to the Department of Communities and/or the Western Australia Police Force.