Legislative Council: Tuesday, June 14, 2022


Restrictive Practices

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (15:16): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before directing a question to the Attorney-General on the subject of restrictive practices.

Leave granted.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: As honourable members would be aware, restrictive practices legislation has been enacted in recent years for people with disabilities who are NDIS participants. Without a legislative regime to approve them, restrictive practices are unlawful. Under the previous government, work was being undertaken to examine what restrictive practices exist across a range of portfolios, including child protection, education, correctional services and the like. My question to the Attorney is: what is the status of the cross-government work into restrictive practices?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:17): I thank the honourable member for her question. I will seek some advice and ask relevant ministers in other areas about the status of the work that the honourable minister didn't complete when she was in office.