Law and Order

POLICE — DIVERSE SEXUALITY AND GENDER COMMUNITY — BRIEFING NOTE

639. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

I refer to the draft briefing paper, “Western Australia Police Force assessment of crime trends based on prejudice towards the diverse sexuality and gender community” and to the recommendation that the Western Australia Police Force review policy and practices to identify impacts and barriers to services provision by the diverse sexuality and gender community.

(1)  Has any review being undertaken?

Government must do more to protect LGBTIQ community against hate crime: Greens

Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity and Justice Hon Alison Xamon MLC has urged the Government to develop a better response to LGBTIQ prejudice-related crime, following revelations WA Police do NOT track this kind of data.

Ms Xamon said she was dismayed to learn through questions in Parliament that police still did not track instances of hate crime directed at the LGBTIQ community – a decade after it was identified as a significant gap.

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