Legislative Council: Thursday, July 07, 2022


Sexual Assault

The Hon. L.A. CURRAN (15:14): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking a question of the Attorney-General in relation to his portfolio.

Leave granted.

The Hon. L.A. CURRAN: In light of the concerns raised in this place earlier today by the Hon. Tammy Franks in relation to sexual assault that women face in the city surrounding events, can the minister advise if the crime rates and complaints increase throughout the events period?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:14): I thank the honourable member for her question. I don't have current up-to-date crime statistics. I am happy to take that on notice and bring back a reply. I suspect when there are more people and increased activity a whole lot of statistics increase, but I wouldn't want to have a guess without knowing for sure, so I am very happy to take that on notice and, if there are statistics that can be ascertained for that, bring the honourable member a reply in relation to it.