CHILD PROTECTION — REGISTERED CARERS
1054. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the parliamentary secretary representing the
Minister for Child Protection:
I refer to the minister's
answer to my question without notice 936 in which the minister informed the
house that she regularly meets with the
director general of the Department of Communities about the practice that he
described to the Standing Committee on Estimates and Financial
Operations as ''not something that we encourage''.
(1) Will the
minister table the most recent documents received from the director general at,
or in preparation for, one of these regular meetings about this practice?
(2) Will the
minister table the most recent documents created by the minister's
office about this practice?
behalf of the parliamentary secretary, I thank the member for some notice of
the question. The following answer has been provided to me by the
Minister for Child Protection.
minister meets with the director general of the Department of Communities
regularly to discuss child protection matters. A standing agenda item in these
meetings allows for verbal discussion between the minister and the director
general to cover emerging or current issues. Agenda items are typically focused
on significant issues and major projects.