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Western Australia: Emergency Coronavirus response bill receives Royal Assent

The Emergency Management Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Bill 2020 ('the Bill') received, on 3 April 2020, Royal Assent. In particular, the Bill includes provisions which empower the State Emergency Coordinator to decide if it is necessary to monitor the location of an individual during the COVID-19 ('Coronavirus') quarantine period. Furthermore, the Bill outlines that if an individual is subject to electronic monitoring, an authorised officer may direct the individual to wear an approved electronic monitoring device and permit the installation of an approved electronic monitoring device in their place of residence. In addition, the Bill introduces penalties of up to AUD 12,000 (approx. €6,874) or 12 months' imprisonment for non-compliance.

You can read the Bill here.