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New laws to better protect people with a disability

29 October 2014

The State Government has introduced a bill into Parliament to provide people with a disability greater protection from abuse by support workers and service providers.

Attorney-General John Rau said the Criminal Law Consolidation (Sexual Offences-Cognitive Impairment) Bill 2014 will make it a crime if someone uses undue influence to engage in sexual activity with a person with a cognitive impairment.