Law and Order

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?

BENNETT BROOK DISABILITY JUSTICE CENTRE — SUPREME COURT INJUNCTION

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [5.52 pm]: I rise on the final day of this week’s sitting because I finally want to make comment on an issue that has been raised in both chambers of this Parliament this week. I cannot bite my tongue any more, and I want to speak about this. That is the media injunction that has been issued against releasing the identity of a man who is currently a resident of the disability justice centre.

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