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Question On Notice No. 98 asked in the Legislative Council on 29 June 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Health
Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question


I refer to the Ministers' answer to my question on notice No. 22 in which the Minister informed the House that all 24,630 employees in child-related work have either a current Working with Children Check (“WWCC”) card or an application pending, and I ask:

(a) was that information correct as at 24 May 2017, being the date the question was asked;
(b) was that information correct as at 28 June 2017, being the date the question was answered;
(c) as at 24 May 2017, how many of these employees did not have a valid WWCC card or an application pending;
(d) as at 24 May 2017, how many employees had an application pending;
(e) further to (d), on what date were the applications lodged;
(f) as at 28 June 2017, how many employees had an application pending; and
(g) further to (f), on what date were the applications lodged?
Answered on 7 September 2017

I am advised that:

For the WA health system, comprising of Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS), Department of Health, East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS), Health Support Services (HSS), North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS), South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) and WA Country Health Service (WACHS):

(a)-(b) The information was correct as at 16 June 2017 for the WA health system.

(c) Unable to provide data as at 24 May 2017 for the WA health system.

WACHS, EMHS, CAHS, SMHS and NMHS further advise, as at 16 June 2017, all employees then undertaking child-related work as defined in the Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004 had a valid WWCC card or an application pending.

(d) Unable to provide data as at 24 May 2017 for the WA health system.

WACHS further advise, as at 15 June 2017, 222 employees had an application pending.

SMHS further advise, as at 15 June 2017, 78 employees had an application pending.

(e) Unable to provide data as at 24 May 2017 for the WA health system.

(f) CAHS advise, as at 28 June 2017, 2 employees were recorded as application pending.

EMHS, HSS, SMHS, NMHS and WACHS advise they are unable to provide reliable data as at 28 June 2017.

(g) CAHS advise the dates for the two applications lodged were 23 March 2017 and 28 March 2017.

EMHS, HSS, SMHS, NMHS and WACHS advise they are unable to provide reliable data as at 28 June 2017.