VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS — BEHAVIOUR CHANGE PROGRAMS

1973. Hon Alison Xamon to the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General:

I refer to changes made to restraining orders legislation with the passage of the Restraining Orders and Related Legislation Amendment (Family Violence) Act 2016, and I ask:

(a) how many behaviour change orders have been made by Western Australian courts;

(b) how many behaviour change orders have resulted in an offender successfully completing a behaviour change program;

(c) is the Attorney General aware of how many eligibility assessment orders or behaviour change orders have not been made because there is no behaviour change programmes that is reasonably practicable for the respondent to attend;

(d) if yes to (c), how many;

(e) if no to (c), why not;

(f) how many approved behaviour change programmes are currently provided in Western Australia;

(g) where are these programmes located; and

(h) how many perpetrators can access each program at any one time?

Hon Sue Ellery replied:

 (a) Nil. No ‘behaviour management orders’ have been made under the Restraining Orders Act 1997 (WA) (RO Act) because no courts have been prescribed in regulations for the purposes of making an order under Part 1C of the RO Act.

(b)–(e) Not applicable.

(f) Nil. No ‘behaviour change programmes’ have been approved under Part 1C of the RO Act.

(g)–(h) Not applicable.

 

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