Legislative Council: Tuesday, May 02, 2023


Convicted Arsonists

In reply to the Hon. C. BONAROS ().8 March 2023).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services has advised:

SAPOL are pursuing applications under the new legislation, which are yet to be put before the court.

This new legislation will work alongside current Operation Nomad methodologies to further reduce the risk of a person reoffending and causing widespread damage to property, potential injury and death, and interruption to business.

Implementation of this legislation is anticipated to reduce police resources in monitoring monitored bushfire offenders and emergency services resources responding to bushfires.