Disability

POLICE — HATE CRIMES

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [9.45 pm]: I rise tonight because I want to speak to the issues raised by the government’s response to a question I asked in Parliament last week about the prevalence of hate crime in this state. I am concerned that the minister’s response to my question demonstrated that the government does not have a very good grasp on what hate crime is, or even on its prevalence in this state. The minister advised that the Western Australia Police Force collects data only on racist harassment and incitement to racial hatred.

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [9.57 pm]: I rise to acknowledge that today is World Autism Awareness Day. The aim of the day, as the name would suggest, is to increase awareness of the millions of autistic children across the world, and by doing so decrease discrimination and increase investment into research.

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