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Question Without Notice No. 1283 asked in the Legislative Council on 4 December 2018 by Hon Nick Goiran

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

CHILD PROTECTION — CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE — ROEBOURNE

1283. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection:

I refer to the revelations during the annual report hearings on 14 November 2018 that it was the expectation of the Department of Communities that some of the six known perpetrators identified in Operation Fledermaus are attending the same school as their victims.

(1) What were the last three dates when the Minister for Child Protection received any briefing documents about this issue?

(2) Will the minister table those documents?

(3) If no to (2), will the minister undertake to comply with section 82 of the Financial Management Act 2006?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1)–(2) The minister received a briefing note in August 2017 in relation to some of the six known perpetrators identified in Operation Fledermaus attending the same school as their victims. This document was provided as part of the questions prior to the 2017–18 annual report hearings. I will table the briefing note. As has been stated on numerous occasions, the minister has been regularly briefed in relation to Operation Fledermaus and more recently on the Pilbara joint response team.

[See paper 2288.]

(3) Not applicable.