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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 1060 asked in the Legislative Council on 1 November 2018 by Hon Nick Goiran

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 1 November 2018


1060. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General:

I refer to the Attorney General's answer to question without notice 834 in the other place on 30 October 2018 in which he advised that survivors of institutional child sexual abuse are currently unable to lodge their application until Western Australia joins the National Redress Scheme.

(1) Is the Attorney General or any of his staff aware of the Premier's media statement on 27 June this year announcing that survivors of child abuse will be able to apply for redress from 1 July 2018?

(2) Was he or any of his staff consulted about the drafting of that media release?

(3) Is the Attorney General or any of his staff aware of the Premier's answer to question without notice 536, asked in this house on 28 June 2018, in which he reiterated the position outlined in his media release?

(4) Has the Attorney General or any of his staff communicated with the Premier or one of his staff to draw to their attention his erroneous statements, which vastly contradict the Attorney General's own?

(5) If no to (4), is this because it is the Attorney General who is in error rather than the Premier; and, if so, will he undertake to prepare a statement to correct the record?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

Honourable member, I thank you for the question. I did see a question from the honourable member today about the National Redress Scheme, but I have not seen a question in the terms he has just read out.

Hon Nick Goiran: It is C1103.

Hon SUE ELLERY: Thank you for that, but I have not seen it at all today.

Hon Nick Goiran: Very convenient!

Hon SUE ELLERY: I am trying to advise the member that if a question comes in before the end of question time, I will be happy to provide it.

[See page 7678.]