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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 318 asked in the Legislative Council on 4 April 2019 by Hon Alison Xamon

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 4 April 2019


318. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection:

I refer to my question without notice 1226 of 27 November 2018 regarding the Young People with Exceptionally Complex Needs program.

(1) Has the department now considered the recommendations of the review?

(2) If no to (1), why not?

(3) If yes to (1) —

(a) will the minister please table the review report; and

(b) will any changes be made to the program?

(4) If yes to (3)(b), what changes will be made and when will they be made?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) Yes, the Department of Communities has considered the review and its recommendations.

(2) Not applicable.

(3) (a) I am advised that the report has now been finalised; however, I have not been briefed on it yet. Once this occurs I will be happy to provide the member with a briefing on the report.

(b) A workshop is being held in May 2019 between the Department of Communities and senior staff from other state government partner agencies to discuss the review's recommendations and potential implementation.

(4) Implementation, including potential changes to the program and time frames, will be identified following the workshop mentioned in (3)(b).