DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION — SAVINGS MEASURES
776. Hon MARTIN ALDRIDGE to the Minister for Education and
I refer to the minister's
failed attempt to cut $64 million and 170 jobs from education, as announced by
the minister on 13 December 2017.
(1) Following the
minister's backflips of 11 January 2018 and 8 September 2018 and the
continuation of Moora Residential College funding following an injection of
funds from the federal Liberal–National government, what are the expected
savings across the forward estimates and how many positions will be affected?
(2) Please provide a breakdown of
the revised savings measures by service.
I just want to confirm for the
record that the member wanted Moora Residential College to remain open.
Hon Martin Aldridge: Yes.
Hon SUE ELLERY: Okay. I do
not accept the premise of the question.
(1) The revised
savings across the 2017–18 to 2020–21 period are $39.66 million
and are estimated to affect around 105 full-time-equivalent positions.
(2) The breakdown
was provided to the Legislative Council on 10 April 2018. The only changes to
this information relate to Moora Residential College and the $0.25 million a year
to be allocated to Fairbridge WA to ensure that camping experiences remain
consistent across all camp school sites.