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The Commission is reviewing WA’s Guardian and Administration legislation.
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Project 114 – Guardianship and Administration

The Law Reform Commission of Western Australia is to review, provide advice and make recommendations for consideration by the Western Australian Government on new legislation to enhance and update the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 (WA).

Terms of Reference for the project have been received.

Project 113 - Sexual Offences

The Law Reform Commission welcomes the tabling in State Parliament of it’s Final Report about Western Australia’s sexual offence laws.

The Attorney General tabled in Parliament on 15 May 2024 the Project 113 Sexual Offences - Final Report (PDF, 4.07MB)

The Final Report examines issues and makes recommendations to modernise and improve Western Australia’s sexual offence laws. It reviews matters such as the definition of consent, the circumstances in which there is no consent, the defence of mistaken belief in consent, the directions given by judges to juries in sexual offence trials, Western Australia’s substantive sexual offences and the maximum penalties for sexual offences.