WESTERN AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S
812. Hon DONNA FARAGHER to the parliamentary secretary
representing the Minister for Health:
I refer to the answer provided to
question without notice 711 asked on 29 August 2018 regarding the Western Australian
women's health strategy 2018–2023.
(1) Given the
department's ''Women's Health Strategy Consultation''
document states, ''After the second round of feedback, amendments will
be made, and the approvals process begun in order to finalise the Strategy for
launch on International Women's Day, 2018'', which was in March
this year, has the department informed interested stakeholders of the delay in
its release; and, if not, why not?
(2) If yes to
(1), will the minister table all relevant correspondence to interested stakeholders
advising of the delay; and, if not, why not?
(3) Why is the department ''undertaking
(4) Who is being consulted as part
of this ''further consultation''?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. I am advised of the following.
(1) No. This will
occur as part of further stakeholder consultation currently being planned.
(3) As previously
advised, statewide health policies are developed and released by the Department
of Health as the system manager. Further consultation is required to ensure the
alignment of the first draft of the strategy developed by the Women and Newborn
Health Service with the health system and also the whole-of-government approach
to women's policy.
stakeholders will be identified as part of the consultation approach. This will
align with similar policy development approaches undertaken in areas such as
men's health and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex
health policies currently being developed.