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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 576 asked in the Legislative Council on 6 June 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

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

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

My question is without notice so it might assist the minister if I hand her a copy of the question. I refer to the minister's answer to my question without notice yesterday in which she informed the house that Catholic Education Western Australia is the only school system in existence in our state.

(1) Is she aware of the Swan Christian school system Western Australia?

(2) Is she aware of the Anglican system Western Australia?

(3) Is she aware of the Seventh Day Adventist system Western Australia?

(4) If no to any of (1)–(3), why not?

(5) If yes to any of (1)–(3), why did she mislead the house yesterday.

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

(1)–(5) If the honourable member had sought my advice, I would have been happy to provide him with a briefing about what constitutes a system in the education portfolio and what does not. The Swan Christian, Anglican and Seventh Day Adventist schools are fantastic schools, offering great education; they are not deemed to be a ''system'' as is Catholic Education Western Australia. Therefore, I certainly did not mislead the house yesterday.