1748. Hon Alison Xamon to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to the development of the Minister’s plan to address violence in schools, and I ask:

(a)  when is it anticipated the plan will be finalised;

(b)  which groups or individuals have been or will be consulted in the development of the plan;

(c)  are you anticipating the plan will include introduction of an automatic suspension policy; and

(d)  if yes to (c), will this include students with disability or special needs?

Hon Sue Ellery replied:

(a)  The ‘Let’s Take A Stand Together’ action plan was released on Sunday, 2 December 2018.

(b)      Department of Education Regional Executive Directors

Department of Education principals Principals’ associations


Parent bodies

Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia Catholic Education Western Australia

Ministerial Youth Advisory Council

Commissioner of Police, Western Australia Police Force

Commissioner for WorkSafe Western Australia

Commissioner for Children and Young People

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Department of Communities

Department of Health

Department of Justice

Department of Treasury

The Offices of the Premier, Treasurer and Ministers for Police, Community Services, Health, Youth and Corrective Services

Members of Cabinet

(c)  From next year, any student who intentionally instigates violence or films attacks or fights will be suspended automatically.

(d)  The policy changes will not apply to students with disability who either cannot manage their behaviour or do not intend to harm others.


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