123. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General:
I refer to the ability of police officers to use the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 2003 to recover losses not covered under the Western Australia Police Industrial Agreement.
(1) Will the government amend section 42(3) of the act so that compensation for the purpose of that section does not include sick leave and medical expenses paid by the WA Police Force to injured police officers?
(2) If yes to (1), when?
(3) If no to (1), why not?
Hon SAMANTHA ROWE replied:
I thank the member for some notice of the question, which I answer on behalf of the Leader of the House. This information has been provided by the Attorney General.
(1) The Attorney General has received correspondence regarding police officers and the criminal injuries compensation scheme and is currently considering the issues raised.
(2)–(3) Not applicable.