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WA Attorney-General John Quigley and Premier Mark McGowan will bring in the toughest anti-crime legislation in the country to keep the most serious offenders behind bars — permanently — if there is evidence they will reoffend.
“When you get sick of looking at the world through a set of bars, you’ll need to convince us you’re no longer a danger. Only then will you be released,” Mr Quigley said.
“Until we know they have renounced their links to outlaw motorcycle gangs, renounced their links to organised crime or terrorist organisations, we will keep them in prison.”
Under the plan, which will be introduced to Parliament as soon as the laws are drafted, the State’s worst criminals would be assessed by a new High Risk Offenders Board at the end of their prison term.
If the board deems them a high risk of reoffending and a danger to the community on release, it can apply to the Director of Public Prosecutions to seek a Supreme Court-ordered extension of jail time.
“They’ll serve an extra year behind bars and then at the end of that year we’ll look at them again. This can go on indefinitely if there is evidence that they have not changed their criminal ways,” Mr Quigley said.
“You stay inside until your criminal intent, your criminal mind, is broken. We will break their criminal resolve with ongoing prison.
“I’m a dad, I have a wife and I’m raising an eight-year-old and 10-year-old daughter. But as the Attorney-General I have the responsibility of protecting all those other mums and dads and their children.”
If or when serious offenders are set free, they can then be hit with a court-ordered “post-sentence supervision order”, which can include being made to wear a GPS tracker to monitor their movements.
“First we will detain you until we’re satisfied that you no longer present a danger, and then at that point the court can say, ‘We’ll let you out but we’ll put you on a strict supervision order’,” Mr Quigley said.
A version of the post-sentence supervision orders was first introduced by the previous Liberal government and it will come into force on July 1. But Mr Quigley said the Liberals’ version was “unconstitutional” because bureaucrats, and not a judge, decided which offenders received an order.
He said he feared the Liberal laws “won’t stand up to a challenge in court — which is why Labor will repeal them and bring in our own much-tougher, 100 per cent constitutional laws as soon as possible”.
Mr Quigley made no apology for “putting the community first”.
The High Risk Offenders Board would be made up of legal, mental health, and law and order professionals including retired prosecutors, and would take submissions from the WA Police Commissioner as well as the Australian Federal Police and ASIO, Mr Quigley said.
“For example, a bikie who goes down to the pub high on ice, smashes up three or four people or beats someone within an inch of their life, and then during his term of imprisonment receives regular bikie visitors, would come to the attention of the board,” Mr Quigley said.
Shadow attorney-general Michael Mischin said: “Unless Attorney-General Quigley has firm advice that the simple, cost-effective, serious violent offender post-sentence supervision process Parliament made law last year is invalid, he should implement it and stand behind it. What he seems to be proposing is a lengthy, expensive and resource-hungry alternative.”
I’m a dad, I have a wife and I’m raising an eight-year-old and 10-year-old daughter. But as the Attorney-General I have the responsibility of protecting all those other mums and dads and their children.”