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Question Without Notice No. 512 asked in the Legislative Council on 16 May 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

KIMBERLEY SUICIDES — CORONER'S REPORT — GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

512. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection:

I refer to the coroner's inquest into 13 deaths of children and young people in the Kimberley region, which was delivered more than three months ago and contained 42 recommendations.

(1) Is the minister coordinating the whole-of-government response?

(2) If no to (1), who is?

(3) Further to (2), has the minister had any involvement in the response?

(4) If yes to (1) or (3), in which calendar month is the government currently planning to provide its response?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) No.

(2) The Deputy Premier and Minister for Health, Hon Roger Cook, MLA.

(3) Yes.

(4) The government has not yet settled on a specific release date; however, work is being progressed.