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Question Without Notice No. 645 asked in the Legislative Council on 13 June 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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GRANDCARERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

645. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection:

I refer to the answer to question without notice asked on 11 June 2019 in which she informed the house that the Department of Communities' review of the grandcarer support program is still progressing.

(1) When did the review commence?

(2) Will the review be informed by the research being finalised by Wanslea Family Services, Edith Cowan University and Curtin University?

(3) If yes to (2), when is that research due to be finalised?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) The review of the grandcarer support program commenced in September 2018.

(2) Yes.

(3) The draft reports from the research partners are expected to be finalised by the end of June 2019.