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Question Without Notice No. 1124 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 October 2019 by Hon Donna Faragher

Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION — SCHOOL CHAPLAINS

1124. Hon DONNA FARAGHER to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to the Department of Education's community services request panel arrangement for chaplaincy services.

(1) At the closing date, how many offers were lodged?

(2) Has the selection process been completed; and, if yes, will the minister list the successful service providers?

(3) If no to (2), when will the process be completed?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) Two offers were lodged.

(2) No. YouthCARE was awarded a contract for chaplaincy services through a separate community services request, ED 19223, as a preferred service provider under the delivering community services in partnership policy. Schools have the option to use YouthCARE or panel providers selected from ED 19095. This will maximise the opportunity for all schools to access a chaplain.

(3) The process will be completed by mid-November 2019.