1349. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the parliamentary secretary
representing the Minister for Health:
I refer to my question without
notice 1323 asked yesterday, which related to the Connected Beginnings program.
(1) What are the selected sites for
the Health-funded component of the program?
(2) Did the WA Country Health Service submit a proposal
to administer the health component of the program?
(3) Given there
is ambiguity as to who will administer the program in conjunction with Wanslea
Family Services, will WACHS intervene and administer this program, as this
funding will be of enormous benefit to the community?
(4) If no to (3), why not?
ALANNA CLOHESY replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) According to
the Australian government's Department of Education website, the
selected WA sites are Derby and Kalgoorlie.
(2) No; Connected
Beginnings is a commonwealth program, for which funding recipients were
directly approached to submit an application. WACHS was not invited to submit a
(4) WACHS is unable to comment as
it is neither a lead agency nor a funding recipient.