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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 1962 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 March 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services
Minister responding: Hon S.F. McGurk
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

(1) I refer to question on notice No. 1636, asked by Hon Alison Xamon MLC, to which the Minister informed the house that as at 1 October 2018, 2 of the 25 young people at Banksia Hill Detention Centre in the CEO’s care have been granted bail, but remain in remand due to a lack of suitable accommodation being offered by the Department, and I ask:
(a) have the 2 young people aforementioned been released to suitable accommodation;
(b) if yes to (a), do those young people remain at that accommodation; and
(c) if no to (b), why not?
(2) how many young people in the CEO’s care are currently at Banksia Hill Detention Centre:
(a) of these, how many are currently in custody because there is no suitable accommodation available for them to be released on bail or on supervised release orders?

Answered on 9 April 2019


(a) Yes.

(b) Yes

(c) Not applicable


2. As at 12 March 2019, there were 28 children in care at Banksia Hill

(a) Nil