WATER CORPORATION —
FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE
594. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the minister representing the
Minister for Water:
I refer to the minister's
media release of 27 November 2018 that announced a new partnership between the
Water Corporation and the Women's Council for Domestic and Family
Violence Services WA.
(1) Did the Water
Corporation earlier this year introduce 10 days per annum of family and
domestic violence leave for all employees?
(2) Did the
minister say —
With this partnership we're
helping to ensure Water Corporation employees who access this leave also have
access to financial assistance, in the event they need to relocate.
(3) Did the
minister say —
Through this partnership we hope to
assist an additional 90 to 100 women around the State each year to establish a new
home and start a new life.
(4) Is this partnership intended to
be gender discriminative?
(5) If no to (4), how many men is
the government intending to assist with this partnership?
(6) If yes to
(4), did the government consult with the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity
before endorsing this partnership?
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN
I have to say to the member, I am
sorry, this is not in my file, nor have I seen it today. What time did the
member submit it?
Hon Nick Goiran: On 28 November
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN: If it
was 28 November last year, I think it will have been taken out.
Hon Nick Goiran: Do you need
a bit more time—not ready?
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN: No. I
mean, honestly, seriously, that is absurd. I will get the answer for the member
Several members interjected.
The PRESIDENT: Order! The
minister is providing a response. It is a bit hard to hear her.