429. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General:
I refer to the commonwealth redress scheme for child sex abuse survivors.
(1) Have the outstanding issues preventing WA from opting into the scheme now been resolved?
(2) If no to (1), which issues remain outstanding?
(3) If yes to (1), has WA now officially signed up to the scheme?
(4) If no to (3), why not?
(5) If no to (3), when is it anticipated that WA will sign up?
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
(1)–(2) Western Australia has been working cooperatively with the commonwealth to arrive at a scheme that is in the best interests of WA survivors, and there has been significant progress on threshold issues such as the eligibility of incarcerated survivors and the responsibility for child migrants.
(3)–(5) On 31 May 2018, the Premier stated that it is our intention to sign up to the national redress scheme after ensuring that all issues have been covered and the proper approval processes have been followed.