1101. Hon Alison Xamon to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Mental Health:
I refer to the report Learnings from the message stick: The report of the Inquiry in Aboriginal youth suicide in remote areas tabled by the Standing Committee Education and Health of the Legislative Assembly in November 2016, and I ask:
(a) was a Government Response made to this report;
(b) if yes to (a), please table the Government Response;
(c) if no to (a), why not; and
(d) what progress has the Government made towards implementing the recommendations of this report?
Hon Alanna Clohesy replied: I am advised that:
(a) The Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) was given responsibility for compiling a whole-of-government response to the report, Learnings from the message stick: The report of the Inquiry in Aboriginal youth suicide in remote areas (the Report). The development of this response is in progress.
(b)–(c) The DPC are consolidating the revised submissions made in February 2018 by the relevant agencies for a whole-of-government response to the Report. The draft response will be circulated for confirmation by each contributing agency before providing to Government for consideration and finalising.
(d) Not applicable.