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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 1409 asked in the Legislative Council on 22 November 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Minister responding: Hon S.F. McGurk
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 22 November 2019


1409. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection:

I refer to the minister's media statement, ''Grandcarers go wild for National Grandparents Day'', of 28 October 2019, from which it is clear that only 400 of the more than 4 000 grandcarers in the Perth metropolitan area will be able to access a free pass to Perth Zoo.

(1) What eligibility criteria will enable a grandcarer to access one of the passes?

(2) Who will determine whether a grandcarer meets the criteria?

(3) If more than 400 grandcarers wish to access one of the passes, will this be facilitated?

(4) What is the cost of this initiative?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) Access was open to all grandcarers. Wanslea Family Services Inc defines a grandcarer as a grandparent with full-time responsibility for raising their grandchildren.

(2) There was no formal assessment of eligibility.

(3) Yes.

(4) The cost will be $19 440.