For the first time since the pandemic emergency powers were introduced the WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson has ordered a person to wear a tracking device after she allegedly breached quarantine rules.

The 33-year-old woman from New South Wales was allowed to enter WA on September 1 but was directed to isolate in her Perth home on her own for 14 days.

The woman was fitted with the ankle bracelet on Friday.

WA Police said when quarantine officers conducted a routine check on the woman on September 10 they found two men at the house.

She was fined $1000 for failing to comply with the direction and was moved to a Perth hotel to finish her quarantine period but last night police fitted her with an electronic monitoring device.

“After careful consideration of the circumstances of the breach and the woman’s previous history, the state emergency coordinator [Mr Dawson] formed a view that it was necessary to monitor her location during the quarantine period,” police said in a statement.

“The monitoring device, attached to the woman’s ankle, will remain in place until the end of the
woman’s quarantine period.”

The woman is the first person in WA to be fitted with the device since laws were introduced by the McGowan government under state of emergency powers.


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