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Question On Notice No. 95 asked in the Legislative Council on 29 June 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection
Minister responding: Hon S.F. McGurk
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question


I refer to the Ministers' answer to my question on notice No. 26 in which the Minister informed the House that 2,135 departmental positions are identified as child-related work, and I ask:

(a) what is the current employment status of the casual residential care worker who had neither a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC) card or an application in process;
(b) further to (a):
(i) if the employee now has a valid WWCC card, when was this obtained;
(ii) if the employee now has an application in process, on what date was this lodged;
(iii) on what date did the worker become an employee of the department; and
(iv) for what period of time was the worker engaged in child-related work without a WWCC card or an application in process;
(c) what is the current employment status of the officer who had neither a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC) card or an application in process;
(d) further to (c):
(i) if the officer now has a valid WWCC card, when was this obtained;
(ii) if the officer now has an application in process, on what date was this lodged;
(iii) on what date did the worker become an employee of the department;
(iv) on what date did the worker’s WWCC card become invalid; and
(v) for what period of time was the worker engaged in child-related work without a WWCC card or an application in process;
(e) what is the current employment status of the employee who did not have a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC) card but did have an application in process; and
(f) further to (e):
(i) on what date was the application lodged;
(ii) if the employee now has a valid WWCC card when was this obtained; and
(iii) on what date did the worker become an employee of the department?
Answered on 6 September 2017

(a) On parental leave – last casual shift was on 18 March 2017.

Please note that a mismatch in employee’s surname occurred when compiling the response to LC - QON 26 and the employee did have a valid card at the time of answering the question.

(b)(i) 30 March 2017.

(ii) Not applicable.

(iii) 7 July 2014.

(iv) Not applicable – the employee has had a valid card during period of employment.

(c) Currently employed.

(d)(i) 5 June 2017.

(ii) Not applicable.

(iii) 14 August 2006.

(iv) 10 May 2017.

(v) 12 working days.

(e) Currently employed.

(f)(i) 25 May 2017.

(ii) 29 May 2017.

(iii) 6 August 2007.