NATIONAL REDRESS SCHEME
536. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing
I refer to the Premier's
media release on 27 June 2018 announcing that survivors of child abuse will be
able to apply for redress from this Sunday, 1 July 2018.
(1) Has the
Premier discussed the application process with either the Attorney General or
the Minister for Child Protection?
(2) Is the
Premier aware that no applications relating to the state government or WA non-government
institutions can be assessed until legislation has been introduced and passed
through both houses of Parliament?
(3) If yes to
(2), will the Premier commit to introducing such legislation on the first
sitting day of the spring sittings?
(4) Has the
Premier seen the online application?
(5) Has the
Premier seen the paper form application?
(6) If yes to (5), will the Leader of
the House table the paper form application; and, if so, when?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) The Premier
has had numerous conversations with his colleagues, including relevant
ministers, around all aspects of the National Redress Scheme.
(2) Yes. However, as is outlined in
the media statement referred to, applications can be received.
(3) This is a priority
for the government and, as such, legislation will be introduced as soon as is
(6) Not applicable.