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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 1305 asked in the Legislative Council on 5 December 2018 by Hon Nick Goiran

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

Answered on 5 December 2018


1305. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to the minister's answers during the Standing Committee on Estimates and Financial Operations annual report hearings on 14 November, 2018, when she stated that her department does not know whether any of the six known perpetrators identified in Operation Fledermaus attend the same school as their victims.

(1) Is the minister aware that a briefing note that she tabled yesterday on behalf of the Minister for Child Protection states that the Department of Communities advised Roebourne District High School of all children identified through Operation Fledermaus as victims or alleged perpetrators?

(2) Given that the minister's answers to the Standing Committee on Estimates and Financial Operations are inconsistent with the document tabled yesterday, will she undertake to investigate this matter and provide an explanation to the house tomorrow, before the house rises for the summer recess?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

(1)–(2) I have already started that process. I think the discrepancy is that the school was advised, but when I was providing the answer to the estimates hearing, I do not think the people at the table had been advised by the school. That is what I think it is, but I have asked for clarification on that.