411. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

I refer to question without notice 377 about the Western Australian government indexation policy for the non-government human services sector.

(1)  What was the rationale for changing the calculation for indexation of service agreements from 80 per cent of the annual increase of the Perth wages price index and 20 per cent of the annual increase of the Perth consumer price index to 100 per cent consumer price index by the 2018–19 financial year?

(2)  Given the significant financial burden this change is placing on the non-government sector, will the government commit to reinstating the previous calculation of 80 per cent WPI and 20 per cent CPI?

(3)  If yes to (2), when?

(4)  If no to (2), why not?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I have checked all the files. I do not have the answer and I do not recall seeing it. I get the full list of questions when they are lodged and I do not recall seeing it earlier today.

Hon Alison Xamon: I sent it yesterday.

Hon SUE ELLERY: I do not recall seeing it yesterday, either. If the answer comes in before the end of question time, I will make sure that I provide it.


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