Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Alleged Sex Offenders, Bail

In reply to the Hon. D.G.E. HOOD ().1 June 2022).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): I have been advised the following:

In the three years from 20 June 2019 to 19 June 2022 424 individuals had at least one hearing with charges yet to be finalised for child sex offences.

Of these 326, or 77 per cent were released on bail at their most recent hearing. A total of 246 of these matters were heard in the Magistrates Court, while 175 were heard in the District Court. The Supreme Court dealt with three of these matters.