Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 15, 2022


Sexual Assault

In reply to the Hon. T.A. FRANKS ().7 July 2022).

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

SAPOL cannot establish any definitive statistical link between a major festival and sexual or other harassment. SAPOL reports statewide crime statistics on a monthly basis, which can be located through DATASA's internet page at DataSA/Organisations/South Australia Police/Crime Statistics.

SAPOL's Emergency and Major Event Section provides coordinated, consistent, and professional emergency and event management expertise within SAPOL and to external partners.

SAPOL assess all known public events to assist with predetermining a SAPOL response. SAPOL's Licensing Enforcement Branch (LEB) contributes to the safety of public events through working closely with event organisers and/or licensees to ensure compliance, providing advice in the planning phase of a major event and attending events to monitor crowd behaviour and take action to prevent or respond to offences.