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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 240 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 March 2019 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

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

Answered on 21 March 2019


240. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to the 2019 annual Isolated Children's Parents' Association conference tomorrow.

(1) Will the minister be joining Hon Donna Faragher and me in attending this important regional education function?

(2) If no to (1), is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training attending?

(3) If no to (2), is anyone from the McGowan government attending this event?

(4) If no to (3), if the government does not see this as a priority to attend, can the minister provide reasons as to why this is the case?

(5) Has the minister noted the 19 motions of this conference, which aim to provide certainty and clarity about regional education concerns?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for the question.

(1) No.

(2) I do not know; I will have to check.

(3) I will need to check.

(4) I do not know if no-one is attending, so I will have to check.

(5) With respect to the 19 motions, I will need to check that. I do not think it reasonable for the member to expect me to know whether —

Hon Jacqui Boydell: I am just asking whether you have seen them.

Hon SUE ELLERY: And I am giving the member my answer, which is that I do not know, and I do not know that it is reasonable to expect me to answer the question without notice.

Hon Jacqui Boydell: You don't know if you've seen them?

The PRESIDENT: Member, let the minister finish what she has got to say.

Hon SUE ELLERY: Thank you, Madam President. This is my answer. Hon Jacqui Boydell might not like it, but it is my answer. I do not know off the top of my head, but I will check.