Community Safety

Armadale, Cockburn and Ellenbrook Police Stations to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

A McGowan Labor Government will introduce three new 24/7 police stations to operate at Armadale, Cockburn and Ellenbrook as part of a wider strategy to increase community safety and tackle crime.

Canning Vale, Forrestfield and Belmont stations will have extended opening hours til 7pm.

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Law Reform Initiatives

A McGowan Labor Government will implement an evidence-based approach to support victims of crime and ensure the community is better protected against high risk offenders at risk of reoffending.

This is a comprehensive package to make our community safer and protect victims of crime.

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Stopping Family and Domestic Violence

A McGowan Labor Government will introduce a whole-of-government approach to break the culture of violence in our families and communities.

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Methamphetamine Action Plan

WA Labor's Methamphetamine Action Plan is a statewide, coordinated and targeted strategy that will build on best practice approaches and provide education, training, rehabilitation, coordination and research.

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Locking in Poverty

WA Labor's discussion paper 'Locking In Poverty' raises a number of proposals on ways to better deal with the issue around unpaid fines. The current policy is driving an extra 1100 people to prison a year, with significant economic and social costs to the community.

WA Labor is keen to hear your ideas on how the system can be improved.

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New laws to protect at risk occupational staff

  • Extend the scope of the Mandatory Testing (Infectious Diseases) Act 2014 to apply to prison officers, youth custodial officers, paramedics and medical staff who are at risk of infection as a result of the transfer of fluid
  • The new laws will mean test results can be obtained much faster and appropriate medical treatment determined
  • Prison officers, youth custodial officers, paramedics and medical staff will be afforded the same protections as WA Police

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Helping to bring closure to victims’ families - No body, No parole

WA Labor will ensure murderers who refuse to reveal the whereabouts of their victims’ bodies will no longer be eligible for parole.

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Target 120: WA Labor's Plan to Target Juvenile Crime

A McGowan Labor Government will introduce Target 120 to focus on the often dysfunctional homes of the State's worst juvenile offenders to change their behaviour and make communities safer.

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New Measures to Protect Frontline Staff at Major Public Hospitals

A McGowan Labor Government will act to protect health and security staff at risk of assault in major public hospitals.

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Reforming WA’s Mentally Impaired Accused Laws

A McGowan Labor Government will maintain a dedicated Mental Health Minister and urgently reform mentally impaired accused laws.

Reform is needed to ensure a balance between the safety of the community and the treatment and care of the mentally impaired accused. 

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WA Labor to end time limit on child sex victims taking legal action

WA Labor would allow exemptions under the Statute of Limitations to allow child sexual abuse victims to sue for damages for crimes committed many years ago.

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Class Actions in Western Australia

WA Labor will allow Class Actions in Western Australia to make it easier for individuals to seek justice.

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Expunging historical convictions for homosexual activity

A McGowan Labor Government will expunge historical convictions for homosexual offences committed under old laws that no longer exist today.

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CLEAR CARD to help prevent abuse and neglect in WA's disability sector

WA Labor will:

  • Introduce the CLEAR CARD pre-employment screening system to WA, requiring all disability sector employees to undertake a comprehensive background check.
  • Introduce a formal reporting system so abuse and neglect in the disability sector can be quickly identified.
  • Strengthen the Health and Disability Services Complaint Office (HaDSCO).

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