Page 269 - Week 01 - Thursday, 12 February 2015

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Mr Hanson: Within her directorate she is.

Mr Corbell: No, she is not. She is not responsible.

Mr Coe: On the point of order—

MADAM SPEAKER: Are you going to respond to the point of order, Mr Coe?

Mr Coe: Yes. The question that was asked was to the minister in her capacity as the minister for education, and the first question was with regard to verifying that “such checks have been done before engaging with students”. The minister did respond to that part of the question. So the supplementary which Mr Doszpot asked should be in order, given it goes to whether the school, which is within her directorate, complied with the act, which she has already in part answered.

Mr Corbell: I was going to suggest—

MADAM SPEAKER: Could I hear the question again, Mr Doszpot?

MR DOSZPOT: Does the government have systemic failures regarding the implementation of the working with vulnerable people act 2011?

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Doszpot, I think that if you asked the question, “Does the government have that?” I would probably have to direct that to the minister responsible, but if you want to ask whether the directorate has—

Mr Corbell interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: There have been a range of questions about the education directorate. Are you asking about whether the education directorate has a problem? Would you like to rephrase the question?

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, does your directorate have systemic failures regarding the implementation of working with vulnerable people?

MS BURCH: There was a matter reported, but if the question is whether there are systematic failures with the education directorate, I would say no.


DR BOURKE: My question is to the Chief Minister. Chief Minister, why is it important that regulations and approvals always be improved, and what is the government doing to help?

MADAM SPEAKER: I am sorry, Dr Bourke, could you just repeat the question so that I can get the context of what might come afterwards? There is nothing wrong with the question. I do not think I heard it all.

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