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WA Coercive control consultation meeting

Event Details
Date: Thursday 26th May 2022
Time: 6.00-7.30pm
Venue: Online
State: Western Australia
CPD hrs: 1.5
CPD Category: Category 3: Professional Identity-Contributing to public dialogue and advocacy
Organiser: AASW WA Branch

AASW WA Branch Office

Ph: (08) 9420 7240


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General Information

The WA Government is running a consultation process about coercive control. This includes:

  • how the law and the legal system currently responds to coercive control
  • whether we need to change some laws so they work better for people who have experienced coercive control.

The WA FDV Networking group is holding an online consultation to put in a submission to this consultation. We invite you to join this discussion

From the Government Website

"The WA Government has encouraged the Western Australian community to get involved in community debate about the pattern of destructive family violence known as coercive control.

Attorney General John Quigley and Prevention of Family Violence Minister Simone McGurk have announced a community consultation process relating to coercive control, which will run until July 30.

The community will be asked to consider whether coercive control should become a criminal offence, or whether it can be better dealt with by other means.

Commissioner Kati Kraszlan said it was timely for WA people to consider the issue.

"This type of behaviour is not unique to WA, and is being encountered across Australia and no doubt in many other countries too. “To get the right response for WA, we need to know what the community wants in relation to coercive control."

"We have put together some materials with ideas about what people might want to address in their responses. They include a discussion paper and a fact sheet."

Fact sheet - Legislative Responses to Coercive Control in WA

Discussion paper - Legislative Responses to Coercive Control in WA

Zoom Details will be sent out when you register and the day before.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers