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Question Without Notice No. 536 asked in the Legislative Council on 28 June 2018 by Hon Nick Goiran

Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 28 June 2018

NATIONAL REDRESS SCHEME

536. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

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?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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 practicable.

(4)–(5) No.

(6) Not applicable.