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An inquiry into improving educational outcomes for Western Australians of all ages


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:07 Sep 2011
Tabling date:30 Nov 2012
Date Ended:15 Nov 2012
Committee:Education and Health Committee (2008 - 2013)
House:Legislative Assembly
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:The Committee will inquire into:
1. Current and future resourcing of new methods and activities to improve educational outcomes such as e-learning and school partnerships;
2. Factors influencing positive or negative childhood development from birth to year 12;
3. Facilitating greater opportunities to engage all students in year 11 and 12;
4. Improving access and opportunities for adult learning in regional and remote WA; and
5. Foetal Alcohol Syndrome: prevalence, prevention, identification, funding and treatment to improve education, social and economic outcomes.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
Dr Dawn Butterworth (President, National Council of Women of WA Inc.) received on 25 Oct 2011
Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association received on 8 May 2012
Mr Matt Burrows (Chief Executive Officer, Therapy Focus Western Australia) received on 15 Dec 2011
Dr Jasmine McDonald BA DipEd MSpEd(Hons) PhD (Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia, Graduate School of Education received on 19 Jun 2012
Mr Terry Murphy (Director General, Department for Child Protection) received on 3 Jan 2012
Ms Louise Sylvan (Chief Executive Officer, Australian National Preventative Health Agency) received on 20 Feb 2012
Ms Michelle Scott (Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia) received on 7 Dec 2011
Ms Sharyn O'Neill (Director General, Department of Education) received on 11 Jan 2012
Dr Lesley Williams BEd (Dist), MEd, PhD (Dist), FAICD (Honorary Research Fellow, Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia) received on 27 Jun 2012
Dr Ron Chalmers (Director General, Disability Services Commission) received on 6 Dec 2011
Mr Kim Snowball (Director General, Department of Health, Office of the Director General) received on 19 Dec 2011
Ms Emily Carter (Deputy CEO, Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Womens Resource Centre) received on 19 Mar 2012
Clincial Professor Carol Bower (Senior Principal Research Fellow, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research) received on 9 Jan 2012
Mr Stephen Loosley (Member, Victorian Institute of Teaching) received on 13 Dec 2011
Mr Ron Gorman (Deputy Director, Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia) received on 16 Dec 2011
Mr Michael Thorn (Chief Executive, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education) received on 3 Apr 2012
Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association (CPSU/CSA) received on 19 Mar 2012
Mr Warwick Smith (Operations Manager, On behalf of the PaRK Mental Health Service Steering Committee, Peel and Rockingham Kwinana Mental Health Service) received on 16 Dec 2011
Mr Ron Dullard - (Catholic Education Office of Western Australia) received on 12 Dec 2011
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research received on 9 Jul 2012
Dr Leslie E Bolitho AM (President, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians) received on 26 Jun 2012
Mr Derrin Cramer (Gifted Education Consultant and Author, Thinking Ahead) received on 27 Jul 2012
Ms Melissa Kelly and Mr Patrick Barter received on 25 Jun 2012
Professor John Boulton (Senior Regional Paediatrician, Kimberley Health Region) received on 21 Mar 2012
Ms Sharyn O'Neill (Director General, Department of Education) received on 20 Apr 2012
Dr Elizabeth Stamopoulos (Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University) received on 20 Feb 2012
Ms Amanda Gillett (Manager Community Services, Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors Inc.) received on 18 Nov 2011
Dr Ruth Shean (Director General, Department of Training and Workforce Development) received on 16 Dec 2011
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastVideo
22 Feb 201210:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 4Canning Health Region and Cloverdale Child Health CentreMs Lynette Sprigg (Community Clinical Nurse Manager, Inland Zone) and Ms Elise McLernon (Child Health Nurse)
21 Mar 201210:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Department of EducationMr Lindsay Hale (A/Executive Director, Statewide Planning and Delivery), Ms Deborah Bevan (Manager, E-Schooling) and Mr Bevan Doyle (Chief Information Officer, ICT Information and Communication Technologies
28 Mar 201210:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Department of HealthMs Kate Gatti (Area Director, Population Health, WA Country Health Service, Clinical Lead, Child and Youth Health Network)
28 Mar 201211:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Curtin UniversityDr Colleen O'Leary (NHMRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Population Health Research, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute)
02 May 201209:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Association of Independent Schools of WAMs Michelle Bishop (Inclusive Education Consultant, Association of Independent Schools of WA), Mr Ron Gorman (Deputy Director, Association of Independent Schools of WA) and Ms Kylie Bice (Senior Inclusive Education Consultant, Association of Independent Schools of WA)
09 May 201209:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Department of Education and TrainingMs Sharyn O'Neill (Director General), Mr David Axworthy (Deputy Director General, Schools) and Ms Juanita Healy (Executive Director, Statewide Services)
09 May 201212:30 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Catholic Education OfficeMs Debra Sayce (Director of Religious Education/Assistant Director Learning and Teaching) and Ms Stephanie Jackiewicz
09 May 201202:00 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Department of Training and Workforce DevelopmentDr Ruth Shean (Director General) and Ms Brenda Micale (Director, Policy Planning and Research)
09 May 201203:30 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Marulu - The Liliwan ProjectDr James Fitzpatrick (Paediatric Senior Registrar, Chief Investigator)
16 May 201210:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Telethon Institute for Child Health ResearchProfessor Carol Bower (Senior Principal Research Fellow, Divison of Population Sciences), Dr Rochelle Watkins (Postdoctoral Research Fellow) and Ms Heather Jones (Manager, FASD Projects)
13 Jun 201209:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Alta 1- CARE School and AISWAMr Dave Stevens (Principal) and Mr Gary Robinson (Aboriginal Independent Community Schools Advisor - Perth)
20 Jun 201209:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Drug and Alcohol OfficeMr Neil Guard
20 Jun 201210:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Supreme Court of Western AustraliaThe Hon. Wayne Martin (Chief Justice of Western Australia)
09 Jul 201209:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Centre for Child Health Research, Telethon Institute for Child Health ResearchDr Raewyn Mutch (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)
09 Jul 201210:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Ms Rikki Hendon (Branch Assistant Secretary, CPSU/CSA), Mr Russell Clarke (IT Officer, Belmont City College) and Ms Joyce Bootsma (Registrar, Bungaree Primary School)
09 Jul 201211:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1ENT Department, Fremantle HospitalProfessor Gunesh Rajan
09 Jul 201201:15 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1CSaLT Edith Cowan UniversityAssociate Professor Paul Newhouse (Director CSaLT) and Dr Jeremy Pagram (Associate Director CSaLT)
09 Jul 201202:15 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1DSF Literacy and Clinical ServicesMs Mandy Nayton (Chief Executive Officer)
09 Jul 201203:15 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Curtin Business SchoolDr Ashley Aitken (Senior Lecturer, School of Information Systems)
09 Jul 201204:00 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Ms Von Sawers (Lecturer, School of Education, Curtin University), Associate Professor Delsea Konza (School of Education, Edith Cowan University), Associate Professor Caroline Barrett-Pugh (School of Education, Edith Cowan University), Associate Professor Robert Faulkner (Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia) and Ms Sue Dawkins (PHD Student, Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia)
08 Aug 201209:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2University of Western AustraliaWinthrop Professor Bill Louden (Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor)
15 Aug 201209:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Department of Health in relation to School Health Nurses
15 Aug 201210:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Professor Harvey Coates (Clinical Professor, School of Paediatrics and Child Health)
06 Sep 201211:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Department of HealthMr Kim Snowball (Director General)
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mrs Robyn Kinkade (Manager, Special Projects, Department of Education), Ms Gail Clark (AEDI Coordinator, Department of Education) and Ms Susan Kiely (Acting Senior Coordinator, Services Development, Child and Adolescent Health Service on 21 Sep 2011
Evidence by.. Mrs Raelene Walter (Chief Executive Officer, Ngala) and Ms Elaine Bennett (Director, Services, Ngala) on 21 Sep 2011
Evidence by.. Dr Caroline Goossens (Child Psychiatrist, Faculty of Child Psychiatry) on 28 Sep 2011
Evidence by.. Mr Kevin Brahim (State Manager, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations) on 19 Oct 2011
Evidence by.. Mrs Cecilia Cox (Group Coordinator, Strong Family, Strong Culture Program, St John of God Health Care), Ms Anne Russell-Brown (Group Director, Social Outreach and Advocacy, St John of God Health Care) and Ms Anna Roberts (Group Manager, Early Years, St John of God Health Care) on 19 Oct 2011
Evidence by.. Ms Angela Poole (Media Spokesperson, Community Health Nurses WA) on 2 Nov 2011
Evidence by.. Ms Amanda Gillett (Community Services Manager, Association of Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors) and Mr Joel Richards (Youth Programs Coordinator, Association of Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors) on 9 Nov 2011
Evidence by.. Ms Stephanie Syme (Chief Financial Officer, Clontarf Foundation) and Mr Gerard Neesham (Chief Executive Officer, Clontarf Foundation) on 9 Nov 2011
Evidence by.. Mr Terry Murphy (Director General, Department for Child Protection) on 23 Nov 2011
Evidence by.. Mr Dawson Ruhl (Chief Executive Officer, Child Australia) on 23 Nov 2011
Evidence by.. Mr Philip Aylward (Chief Executive Officer, Child and Adolescent Health Service, Department of Health), Mr Ian Smith (Chief Executive Officer, WA Country Health Service), Mr Mark Morrissey (Executive Director, Child and Adolescent Health Service, Department of Health) and Mrs Kate Gatti (Area Director, Population Health, WA Country Health Service) on 30 Nov 2011
Evidence by.. Mrs Ruth Griffiths (Child Health Nurse, Child and Adolescent Community Health), Mrs Lynette Sprigg (Community Clinical Nurse Manager, CACH) and Miss Elise McLernon (Child Health Nurse (CACH) on 22 Feb 2012
Evidence by.. Ms Deborah Bevan (Manager, E-Schooling, Department of Education), Mr Lindsay Hale (Acting Executive Director, Statewide Planning and Delivery, Department of Education) and Mr Bevan Doyle (Chief Information Officer, Department of Education) on 21 Mar 2012
Evidence by.. Dr Colleen O'Leary (Epidemiologist - Alcohol and Pregnancy Researcher, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute) on 28 Mar 2012
Evidence by.. Mrs Kate Gatti (Clinical Lead, Child and Youth Health Network, Population Health Area Director, WA Country Health Service) and Ms Sarah McKerracher (Acting Development Officer supporting Child and Youth Health Network, Department of Health on 28 Mar 2012
Evidence by.. Ms Kylie Bice (Senior Inclusive Education Consultant, Association of Independent Schools of WA), Mrs Michelle Bishop (Inclusive Education Consultant, Association of Independent Schools of WA) and Mr Ronald Gorman (Deputy Director, Association of Independent Schools of WA on 2 May 2012
Evidence by.. Dr James Fitzpatrick (Paediatric Doctor, The George Institute for Global Health) on 9 May 2012
Evidence by.. Ms Debra Sayce (Catholic Education Office Representative) and Ms Stephanie Jackiwicz (Catholic Education Office Employee) on 9 May 2012
Evidence by.. Ms Sharyn O'Neill (Director General, Department of Education), Mr David Axworthy (Deputy Director General, Schools, Department of Education), Ms Juanita Healy (Executive Director, Statewide Services, Department of Education), Mr Martin Clery (Assistant Executive Director, Statewide Services, Department of Education) and Mr Bevan Doyle (Chief Information Officer, Department of Education) on 9 May 2012
Evidence by.. Dr Ruth Shean (Director General, Department of Training and Workforce Development) and Ms Brenda Micale (Director, Policy Planning and Research, Department of Training and Workforce Development) on 9 May 2012
Evidence by.. Dr Carol Bower (Epidemiologist, Telethon Institute of Child Health Research) and Dr Rochelle Watkins (Research Fellow, Telethon Institute of Child Health Research_ on 16 May 2012
Evidence by.. Mr Gary Robinson (Aboriginal Independent Community Schools Advisor, Association of Independent Schools of WA) on 13 Jun 2012
Evidence by.. Mr Neil Guard (Executive Director, Drug and Alcohol Office) and Mr Gary Kirby (Director, Prevention and Workforce Development, Drug and Alcohol Office) on 20 Jun 2012
Evidence by.. Chief Justice Wayne Martin (Chief Justice of Western Australia) on 20 Jun 2012
Evidence by.. Ms Mandy Nayton (Educational and Developmental Psychologist, CEO, DSF Literacy and Clinical Services) on 9 Jul 2012
Evidence by.. Dr Christopher Newhouse (Educational Researcher, Edith Cowan University) and Dr Jeremy Pagram (University Lecturer, Edith Cowan University) on 9 Jul 2012
Evidence by.. Dr Raewyn Mutch (Paediatrician and Post-doctoral Fellow with the Alcohol and Pregnancy Research Group of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research) on 9 Jul 2012
Evidence by.. Professor Gunesh Rajan (Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; Consultant, Ear and Skull Base Surgery) on 9 Jul 2012
Evidence by.. Ms Rikki Hendon (Branch Assistant Secretary, Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association of Western Australia), Ms Joyce Bootsma (School Registrar and Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association of Western Australia) and Russell Clarke (ICT Officer, Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association of Western Australia) on 9 Jul 2012
Evidence by.. Ms Yvonne Sawers (Literacy Educator, Curtin University), Associate Professor Delsea Konza (Researcher, Language and Literacy, Edith Cowan University), Ms Suzanne Dawkins (PhD Student, Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia) and Dr Robert Faulkner (Course Coordinator Masters of Teaching, Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia) on 9 Jul 2012
Evidence by.. Dr Ashley Aitken (Senior Lecturer, School of Information Systems, Curtin University) on 9 Jul 2012
Evidence by.. Professor William Louden (Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Western Australia) on 8 Aug 2012
Evidence by.. Mr Philip Aylward (Chief Executive Officer, Child and Adolescent Health Service), Mr Mark Morrissey (Executive Director, Child and Adolescent Community Health, Department of Health) and Mrs Kathryn Gatti (Area Director, Population Health, WA Country Health Service) on 15 Aug 2012
Evidence by.. Professor Harvey Coates (Paediatric Otolaryngologist, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children) on 15 Aug 2012
Evidence by.. Associate Professor Deborah Lehmann (Researcher/Epidemiologist, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research) on 23 Aug 2012
Evidence by.. Mr Kim Snowball (Director General, Department of Health) and Mr Philip Aylward (Chief Executive Officer, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children) on 6 Sep 2012