289. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Minister for Education and
refer to the minister's remarks during debate on the Gender
Reassignment Amendment Bill 2018 that ''Victoria adopted a particular
model when it came to respectful relationships. Western Australia is not
adopting the Victorian model.''
(1) Was the
minister briefed on the Victorian model?
(2) If yes to
(1), will the minister table the briefing documents she received?
(3) Was the
minister's decision not to adopt the Victorian model recorded in
(4) If yes to
(3), will the minister table those documents?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(2) I table the
[See paper 2554.]
(3) The premise
of the question is incorrect. A decision was made to adopt a Western Australian–specific
program based on feedback from the lead agency, the Department of Communities,
as well as the Department of Education and the School Curriculum and Standards
Authority about what was best for Western Australian schools. Concerns were
incorrectly raised in the media that the model to be implemented here was the
same as the Victorian model. That is not the case.