2117. Hon Alison Xamon to the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General:
I refer to my question on notice 1973 regarding ‘Behaviour management orders’, and I ask:
(a) why have no courts been prescribed;
(b) does the Government intend any courts to be prescribed;
(c) if yes to (b):
(i) which courts; and
(d) if no to (b), why not;
(e) why have no behaviour change programs been approved under the Act;
(f) does the Government intend any programs to be approved under the Act;
(g) if yes to (f):
(i) which programs;
(ii) who provides these programs;
(iii) where are the programs located; and
(iv) when does the Government anticipate they will be approved; and
(h) if no to (f), why not?
Hon Sue Ellery replied:
(a) Part 1C of the Restraining Orders Act 1997 (WA) came into force on 1 July 2017. No courts were prescribed under that Part by the previous Government.
(b) Possible changes to Part 1C are currently under consideration as part of the Government’s proposed family violence reform bill and subject to consultation with key stakeholders.
(c)–(d) Refer to (b).
(e) Part 1C of the Restraining Orders Act 1997 (WA) came into force on 1 July 2017. No behaviour change programs were approved under that Part by the previous Government.
(f)–(h) Refer to (b).