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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 621 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 August 2022 by Hon Neil Thomson

Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 10 August 2022


621. Hon NEIL THOMSON to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to the minister's stated investigation into the development of school attendance plans for Halls Creek District High School, which was in response to an Ombudsman report.

(1) When will the investigation into the incomplete attendance plans be completed?

(2) Prior to commencing the investigation, had the minister reported these incomplete plans to the Ombudsman?

(3) If yes to (2), has the minister subsequently advised the Ombudsman of the investigation?

(4) If yes to (2), does the minister concede that she has misled the Ombudsman?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

(1) Interviews have continued to take place in Halls Creek this week and it is expected that the department's investigation will be finalised in the coming weeks.

(2)–(3) Yes; the Department of Education has had ongoing communication with the Ombudsman regarding this matter.

(4) No.