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      State Government Agencies
Antisocial behaviour – what’s happening?
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Antisocial behaviour is a …
• Federal and State Government priority
• Priority for State government agencies
• Across-government and non-government partnerships
• Priority for the new Community Crime Prevention Plan
• WA Crime Prevention Senior Officer Group
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WA Crime Prevention Senior Officer Group
Police              Health               Public Transport
Education           Justice              Corrective Services
Indigenous Affairs Drug and Alcohol Attorney General
Communities         Housing and Works
Child Protection    Commerce
 Local Government Sport and Recreation
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         WA Police

Targeting antisocial behaviour
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Police
• Key strategic documents are aimed at reducing antisocial
  behaviour
• Strategies targeted towards officers on the frontline
• Strong links to the strategic direction and expectation of
  officers
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The Antisocial Behaviour Reduction Strategy
• Implemented several years ago
• Still active
• Includes preventative strategies
Definition of Antisocial Behaviour:
Behaviour that disturbs, annoys or interferes with a
person’s ability to go about their lawful business.
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Targeting offenders:
• Entertainment precincts
• Liquor outlets
• Noisy parties
• Public transport
• Shopping Centres
• Major public events
• Places where antisocial behaviour occurs
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Other Strategies:
• Traffic Policing Strategy
   – Targets unsafe road user behaviours
      such as hooning and road rage
• Volume Crime Strategy
   – Targets recidivist offenders and
   – Repeat crime locations
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Strategies in production:
• Public Order Strategy
• Alcohol-related Crime Strategy
• Crime Prevention Strategy
• Counter Terrorism Strategy
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    Department of Housing

      Good Neighbour Policy
Acceptable Behaviour Agreement
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The Good Neighbour Policy
• Encourages tenants to have harmonious
   relationships with their neighbours
• Obligation under the tenancy agreement not to allow
  antisocial behaviour on Department property
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Definition of Antisocial Behaviour

Ongoing pattern of aggressive, threatening or disruptive
behaviour, which substantially intervenes with one of more
neighbours use or enjoyment of their premises.
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Antisocial behaviour includes:
• Loud noise or music
• Aggressive, threatening or obscene language or behaviour
• Drunken behaviour and uncontrollable parties
• Fighting or acts of physical violence
• Unwanted entry into neighbouring property
• Throwing rubbish or missiles into neighbouring property
• Intentional/reckless damage to tenanted property, adjourning
  premises or part of common area.
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If a complaint is substantiated:
• The incident is recorded on the tenant’s file
• An official written warning is sent to the tenant
• An explanation of the decision is sent to the complainant
• If the behaviour persists the Department may terminate
    tenancy
• In some circumstances, immediate termination may be sought
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Department of Indigenous Affairs

      … Advancing the Apology
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Reconciliation Action Plans
• RAPS provides a format for exploring how reconciliation
  can advance your business or organisational objectives.
• RAPS are your public contribution towards the national effort
  to close the 17-year life expectancy gap between Indigenous
  and non-Indigenous children.
• A RAP formalises your contribution by encouraging you to
  identify clear actions and realistic targets.
• RAPS assists organisations build positive relationships.
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Partnership, Acceptance, Learning and Sharing PALS
• PALS encourages young Western Australians to develop
  projects that promote and advance reconciliation.
• PALS encourages young people to take a leadership role in
  strengthening the relationship in their local community
  between Indigenous and non-Indigenous persons.
• PALS works to translate this new level of understanding into a
  positive change in the wider community.
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Department of Education and Training

        Programs for preventing
          antisocial behaviour
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Bullying Prevention
• All public schools must plan for the prevention and
  management of bullying
• Research partnerships maintained with Edith Cowan Uni
• Includes internet safety and cyber bullying prevention
• Close links with Australian Communications and Media for the
  provision of cyber safety for students.
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Keeping our Workplace Safe Resource
• Provides practical strategies for school staff when dealing
  with violent situations
• Encourages schools to link closely with police and develop
  positive, proactive relationships with local police.
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School Psychology Service
• All public schools have access to School Psychologists.
• Services focus on student behaviour
• Includes Specialist Behaviour Psychologist for
  students with extreme behaviours.
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Behaviour Management in Schools’ Policy
• Provides the framework for school responses to behaviour
  management
• Emphasises proactive, positive behaviour management
  planning
• Requires that schools engage with the school community to
  develop an agreed code of conduct.
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       Drug and Alcohol Office

Key actions addressing antisocial behaviour
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Prevention
• Alcohol control measures including:
   – Delivery of responsible Service of Alcohol training
   – Monitoring of liquor license applications and intervention where
     harm is resulting
   – Development of regional and local alcohol management plans
• Provision of targeted capacity building and support to high
  risk communities in addressing alcohol related harm.
• Support local government to address and prevent alcohol
  related problems eg the Local Government Alcohol
  Management Package
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Prevention cont.
• Support local government to address and prevent alcohol
  related problems including the Local Government Alcohol
  Management Package
• Implementation of the Rethink Drink Alcohol Education
  Program
   – Aimed at reducing alcohol misuse
   – Changing the acceptability of drunkenness
   – Creating safer drinking environments
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Prevention cont.
• Implementation of the Night Venues and Entertainment
  Events Project
   – Established to reduce risk factors that contribute to alcohol and
     drug related harm in licensed venues and at all events, including
     antisocial behaviour.

								
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