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Inquiry into the Adequacy of Services to Meet the Developmental Needs of Western Australia's Children


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:11 Dec 2008
Tabling date:31 Jul 2009
Deadline for submissions:28 Feb 2009
Date Ended:13 Aug 2009
Committee:Community Development and Justice Committee (2008 - 2013)
House:Legislative Assembly
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:That the Committee will examine and report by 31 July 2009 on:
(a) whether existing government programs are adequately addressing the social and cognitive developmental needs of children, with particular reference to prenatal to 3 years;
(b) how to appropriately identify developmentally vulnerable children;
(c) which government agency or agencies should have coordinating and resourcing responsibility for the identification and delivery of assistance to 0-3 year old children;
(d) what is the best model to ensure interagency and intergovernmental integration of developmental programs delivered to 0-3 year old children;
(e) how to best prioritise the resources available for meeting the needs identified;
(f) what is the most appropriate measure of program outcomes; and
(g) any other related matter deemed relevant by the Committee.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
Therapy Focus received on 27 Feb 2009
Ms Jenny Roberts received on 27 Feb 2009
Eastern Wheatbelt Early Years Network – Wheatbelt ACC received on 27 Feb 2009
Playgroup WA Inc received on 27 Feb 2009
Professor M Sims - University of New England received on 19 Feb 2009
Early Childhood Australia (WA Branch) Sub. 1 received on 30 Jan 2009
Hon. Barbara Scott MLC received on 27 Feb 2009
City of Belmont received on 27 Feb 2009
Department for Child Protection received on 6 Mar 2009
Commissioner for Children and Young People received on 27 Feb 2009
Wanslea received on 27 Feb 2009
Department of Culture and the Arts received on 27 Feb 2009
Children and Family Studies Edith Cowan University received on 27 Feb 2009
Princess Margaret Hospital received on 27 Feb 2009
Touch Move & Play Physiotherapy Services received on 27 Feb 2009
Dr John Wray received on 27 Feb 2009
Dr C Reid, Dr L Lee received on 27 Feb 2009
Ms Emma Birch received on 16 Feb 2009
Department of Education and Training received on 16 Feb 2009
Pilbara Development Commission received on 27 Feb 2009
Early Childhood Australia (WA Branch) Sub. 2 received on 27 Feb 2009
Early Childhood Studies Program ECU received on 27 Feb 2009
The Smith Family received on 27 Feb 2009
NIFTeY WA received on 27 Feb 2009
Ethnic Communities Council of Western Australia received on 27 Feb 2009
Ngala received on 6 Mar 2009
Disability Services Commission received on 12 Mar 2009
Senses Foundation received on 18 Feb 2009
Early Childhood Intervention Australia (WA) received on 27 Feb 2009
Department for Communities received on 13 Feb 2009
CHILD Australia received on 27 Feb 2009
Paediatric Physiotherapy Services Network received on 27 Feb 2009
Community Health Nurses Association WA received on 27 Feb 2009
Yaandina Family Centre received on 3 Mar 2009
OT Australia WA received on 27 Feb 2009
Australian Physiotherapy Association received on 27 Feb 2009
Roebourne Strong Women's Group received on 27 Feb 2009
Department of Health received on 19 Feb 2009
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
01 Aug 200903:00 PM
02 Aug 200901:00 PM
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Professor Sven Silburn (Clinical Psychologist, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research), Ms Sally Brinkman (Epidemiologist, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research), Mrs Lee Musumeci (Principal, Challis Early Childhood Education Centre), Ms Michelle Scott (Commissioner for Children and Young People), Ms Julie Dixon (Principal Policy Officer, Commissioner for Children and Young People) on 9 Dec 2008
Evidence by.. Ms Susan Barrera (Director General, Department for Communities), Ms Helen Creed (Acting Executive Director, Children and Family Services, Department for Communities), Mr Terry Murphy (Director General, Department for Child Protection) on 11 Mar 2009
Evidence by.. Dr John Wray (Doctor/Paediatrician) on 25 Mar 2009
Evidence by.. Mrs Margaret Abernethy (Senior Policy Officer, Child and Adolescent Community Health, Department of Health), Mr David Ansell (Executive Director, Department of Education and Training), Ms Susan Barrera (Director General,Department for Communities), Mr Mark Crake (Director,Child and Adolescent Community Health,Department of Health), Ms Helen Creed (Acting Executive Director,Children and Family Services,Department for Communities), Mrs Kate Gatti (Director, WA Country Health Service), Ms Erin Gauntlett (Senior Portfolio and Policy Officer, Department of Health), Dr Janet Hornbuckle (Consultant Maternal Fetal Medicine and Co-Lead Women’s and Newborns’ Health Network, King Edward Memorial Hospital), Ms Fiona Lander (Executive Director, Department for Child Protection), Mr Mark Morrissey (Executive Director, Child and Adolescent Community Health, Department of Health) on 25 Mar 2009
Evidence by.. Associate Professor Trevor Parry (Chairman, National Investment for the Early Years (WA)) on 25 Mar 2009
Evidence by.. Dr Martha Burns (Professor, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA) on 6 Apr 2009
Evidence by.. Ms Mandy Nayton (Chief Executive Officer, DFS Literacy and Clinical Services), Dr Steve Heath (Research and Clinical Psychologist, Child Study Centre) on 20 May 2009
Evidence by.. Mr David Axworthy (Executive Director School Support Program, Department of Education and Training), Dr Yvonne Carnellor (ECE Co-ordinator, Curtin University of Technology), Dr Jenny Jay (University Lecturer, Edith Cowan University), Dr Libby Lee-Hammond (Senior Lecturer, Murdoch University), Ms Maureen Mears (Associate Dean, College of Education, University of Notre Dame on 10 Jun 2009
Evidence by.. Public Forum on 6 Aug 2009
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
1 Inquiry into the Adequacy of Services to Meet the Developmental Needs of Western Australia's Children13 Aug 2009More...