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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 657 asked in the Legislative Council on 8 September 2021 by Hon Sophia Moermond

Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

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657. Hon SOPHIA MOERMOND to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer the minister to recommendation 15 from tabled paper 507.

(1) Does the department review the effectiveness of school-based drug education and whether the existing curriculum is achieving its intended outcomes?

(2) If not, why not?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) The Department of Education delivers school-based drug education programs in collaboration with the non-government school sector. These programs are evidence based and informed by research. The effectiveness of these programs is assessed on a regular basis.

(2) Not applicable.

If the honourable member would like a briefing from the Department of Education on the programs that are offered, I would be happy to arrange that.