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Question Without Notice No. 952 asked in the Legislative Council on 6 December 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 6 December 2017

GENERAL PRACTITIONERS — FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING
      952. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Health:
I refer to the answer to my question without notice asked and answered on 5 December 2017, in which the house was informed that the government fulfilled its advocacy commitment on 26 April 2017.
(1) Who fulfilled this on behalf of the government?
(2) Who else was present when this was fulfilled?
(3) What was the outcome of the advocacy on that date?
Hon SAMANTHA ROWE replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question and answer on behalf of the parliamentary secretary.
(1) It was the Minister for Health.
      (2) Staff from the office of the Minister for Health were present when Western Australia's letter of support was signed, and the staff of the Council of Australian Governments Health Council secretariat were present when that letter was received.
      (3) The issue was subsequently discussed at the CHC meeting on 4 August 2017. At that meeting, health ministers agreed to commit to working with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners to develop and implement a national training package building on progress to date in Victoria. The commonwealth and Victorian governments have begun working on a pilot training strategy for general practitioners that includes minimum standards, core competencies and roles and responsibilities for identifying, assessing and managing the risk of family violence.