CHILDREN IN CARE — HISTORICAL CARE AND PROTECTION APPLICATIONS

180. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General:

I refer to the historical practice identified in Victoria and New South Wales of recording care and protection applications as offences on children’s criminal histories. Did this practice occur in Western Australia?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

The member asked a question on this matter last week, on 21 March 2018, which has since been put on notice. Given that Legislative Council question on notice 1073 is in the process of being responded to, I would encourage the member to await the contents of that answer prior to raising this issue again.

Hon Alison Xamon: No, no, no.

Hon SUE ELLERY: If the honourable member wants to talk to me about this behind the Chair, because I do not know what is going on or what this is about, I am happy to have a discussion with her.

 

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