WESTERN AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S
46. Hon DONNA FARAGHER to the Leader of the House
representing the Minister for Women's Interests:
I refer to the answer given to
question without notice 1241 asked on 28 November 2018 regarding the 10-year
women's strategy and specifically the statement —
for the strategy includes an open consultation process. Members of the
community, not-for-profits, private sector and government can
(1) Will the
minister table all written communications by the minister and/or the Department
of Communities to stakeholders informing them of the strategy and the
(2) Will the minister list the
stakeholders who have contributed to the strategy to date?
(3) Will the minister outline the
process by which a submission can be made on the strategy?
(4) What is the closing date for
I thank the
honourable member for some notice of the question.
13 February 2019, the minister announced the launch of consultations for the
women's plan in a brief ministerial statement and a media release, and
encouraged everyone to have their say to improve gender equality in Western Australia.
Communications to stakeholders are currently underway and I will table the
attached, which is a copy of the template letter to stakeholders, the
consultation kit and the discussion paper. The minister welcomes any
suggestions for stakeholders that the member may have. Submissions can be made
through the Department of Communities' dedicated women's plan
webpage where an online survey is also available. More than 55 anonymous survey
responses have been received since yesterday's launch. Western Australians
can also provide in-depth contributions to the women's plan through a range
of community consultation events that will be held statewide by stakeholder
organisations. Submissions can be made up to 30 June 2019.
[See paper 2401.]