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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 28 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 March 2018 by Hon Nick Goiran

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 14 March 2018

      28. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Health:
I refer to the independent review of the Human Reproductive Technology Act 1991 and the Surrogacy Act 2008, conducted by Associate Professor Sonia Allan.
(1) What was the process for appointing the reviewer?
(2) What are the remuneration and entitlements of the reviewer?
(3) What is the length of engagement of the reviewer?
(4) Are key performance indicators in place for the reviewer?
(5) If yes to (4), what are they?
      (6) Will the reviewer have access to the first annual report on the notifications of posthumous collection of gametes in Western Australia from 2014–2016, which was provided to the minister in December 2016, and noted by the minister in January 2017?
(7) Will the submissions to the review be publicly available?
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. I am advised of the following.
(1) It is a sole source provider.
(2) There is a schedule of rates; I seek leave incorporate the response into Hansard.
Leave granted.
The following material was incorporated —
          Specified Personnel
          Hourly Rate (Inc GST)
          Estimated Hours
          Total Cost (Inc GST)
          Consultant (Sonia Allan)
          $ 200.00
          �Research Assistant
          $ 36.50
          $ 13,687.50
          �Minute/Note Taker
          $ 50.00
          $ 3,750.00
          Travel, hiring of venues, administration and management of the review
          $ 21,562.50
          Total Cost (Inc GST)

(3) It is 10 months—till October 2018.
(4) Yes.
      (5) Key indicators are submitted in progress reports every eight weeks and meet targets as per the table below; I seek leave incorporate the response into Hansard.
Leave granted.
The following material was incorporated —
          Project Event
          Date Completed
          Submissions for Data Collection closes
          Friday 16 March 2018
          Book Forums and Meetings
          Friday 16 March 2018
          Data Analysis Complete
          Friday 18 May 2018
          Draft Report supplied to the Customer
          Friday 20 July 2018
          Feedback on Draft Report to Respondent from Customer
          Friday 21 September 2018
          Final Report supplied to the Customer
          Friday 12 October 2018

(6)–(7) Yes.