Legislative Council: Thursday, November 03, 2022


Intervention Orders

The Hon. L.A. CURRAN (14:56): A supplementary question: has the minister sought to ensure that people who are enforcing the intervention orders are up-to-date with the practices and applying them in that manner?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:56): I thank the honourable member for her question. I do not have any evidence or any suggestion before me that police are refusing to apply or do not understand the force of the National Domestic Violence Order Scheme. However, if there is some suggestion or a particular case of an order like that, after 2017, and also maybe if there are individual cases, rather than airing them in here I am happy to talk to the honourable member to see if there are individual cases we might need to look at.