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Inquiry into the transport of persons in custody in Western Australia


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:26 Nov 2014
Tabling date:21 Jun 2016
Deadline for submissions:27 Mar 2015
Date Ended:21 Jun 2016
Committee:Public Administration Committee
House:Legislative Council
Media Statements: 11/28/2014
06/11/2015
06/21/2016
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:To inquire into and report on the transport of persons in custody in Western Australia, in particular:
a) oversight and management of the Court Security and Custodial Services Contract, including sub-contractors, by the Department of Corrective Services;
b) whether the current scope of the contract adequately meets service demand;
c) the interaction between stakeholders in the performance of the contract;
d) implications for Department of Corrective Services on regional transportation of prisoners and contract scope; and
e) any other related matters.

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
• Related Document: Government Response - Report 26: Transport of Persons in Custody
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
15 Jun 201509:45 AMAboriginal Legal Service, Port HedlandMs Rosalind Russell-Smith
15 Jun 201510:15 AMOffice of the Inspector of Custodial ServicesProf Neil Morgan
15 Jun 201510:45 AMLegal Aid Western AustraliaMs Maureen Kavanagh
15 Jun 201511:15 AMWA Prison Officers UnionMr John Welch
15 Jun 201512:40 PMCPSU/CSAMs Toni Walkington
15 Jun 201501:00 PMDeaths in Custody WatchMr Marc Newhouse
15 Jun 201501:20 PMSerco WatchMr Colin Penter
15 Jun 201501:45 PMDepartment of Corrective Services Mr James McMahon
15 Jun 201502:30 PMDepartment of Attorney GeneralMr Ray Warnes
15 Jun 201503:00 PMWA PoliceDr Karl O'Callaghan
17 May 201509:15 AMDepartment of TreasuryMr Alistair Jones
17 Jun 201510:15 AMWA Police UnionMr George Tilbury
17 Jun 201510:45 AMSerco Asia PacificMr Paul Mahoney
25 Jun 201511:00 AMDepartment of Corrective ServicesMr James McMahon
10 Nov 201502:30 PMDepartment of Corrective ServicesMr James McMahon
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr John Welch, (Secretary, Western Australian Prison Officers Union) on 15 Jun 2015
Evidence by.. Professor Neil Morgan (Inspector of Custodial Services, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services), Mr James Bryden, Inspections and Research Officer, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services), Mr Clifford Holdom (Inspections and Research Officer, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services) on 15 Jun 2015
Evidence by.. Dr Karl O'Callaghan (Commissioner of Police, Western Australian Police), Mr Gary Dreibergs (Deputy Commissioner, Specialist Services, Western Australian Police), Mr Duane Bell, Assistant Commissioner, Judicial Services, Western Australia Police) on 15 Jun 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Ray Warnes (Executive Director, Court and Tribunal Services, Department of Attorney General), Mr Ronald Randall (Director, Court Security, Department of the Attorney General) on 15 Jun 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Mark Newhouse (Chairperson, Deaths in Custody Watch Committee WA), Ms Arlia Fleming (Board Member, Deaths in Custody Watch Committee WA) on 15 Jun 2015
Evidence by.. Ms Rosalind Russell-Smith (Managing Solicitor, South Hedland Office, Aboriginal Legal Service) on 15 Jun 2015
Evidence by.. Ms Toni Walkington (Branch Secretary, Community and Public Sector Union - Civil Service Association of WA) on 15 Jun 2015
Evidence by.. Ms Maureen Kavanagh (Director, Criminal Law Division, Legal Aid Western Australia), Mrs Kelly Niclair, Team Leader, Duty Lawyer Service, Legal Aid Western Australia) on 15 Jun 2015
Evidence by.. Mr James McMahon (Commissioner, Department of Corrective Services), Mr Greg Italiano (Principal Director, Special Projects, Department of Corrective Services), Ms Sue Holt (Manager, Court Security and Custodial Services Contract, Department of Corrective Services) on 15 Jun 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Colin Penter (Convenor, Serco Watch) on 15 Jun 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Alistair Jones (Acting Executive Director, Strategic Policy and Evaluation, Department of Treasury), Mr Michael Andrews (Acting Director, Performance and Evaluation, Department of Treasury) on 17 Jun 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Paul Mahoney (Managing Director, Justice, Community and Health, Serco Australia Pty Ltd), Mr Andrew Beck (Deputy Managing Director and Director of Operations, Justice and Health, Serco Australia Pty Ltd), Mr Aboo Kajee (Contract Director, Serco Australia Pty Ltd) on 17 Jun 2015
Evidence by.. Mr George Tilbury (President, Western Australian Police Union of Workers), Mrs Jane Baker (Research Officer, Western Australian Police Union of Workers) on 17 Jun 2015
Evidence by.. Mr James McMahon (Commissioner, Department of Corrective Services), Mr Greg Italiano (Principal Director, Special Projects, Department of Corrective Services), Ms Sue Holt (Manager, Court Security and Custodial Services Contract, Department of Corrective Services) on 25 Jun 2015
Evidence by.. Mr James McMahon (Commissioner, Department of Corrective Services), Mr Rod Alderton (Director, Contracted Services, Department of Corrective Services) Ms Sue Holt (Manager, Court Security and Custodial Services Contract, Department of Corrective Services) Mr Stuart Cameron (Senior Assistant State Solicitor, State Solicitor's Office) on 10 Nov 2015
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
27 Government Response to Report 2613 Sep 2016
26 Transport of Persons in Custody21 Jun 2016More...
22 Inquiry into the transport of persons in custody in Western Australia26 Nov 2014