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Inquiry Name:

An inquiry into improving educational outcomes for Western Australians of all ages

Date Commenced:09/07/2011
Date Ended:11/15/2012
Inquiry Status:Past

Committee Name:

Education and Health Committee (2008 - 2013)

House:Legislative Assembly

Members Conducting Inquiry
Members:Dr Janet May Woollard MLA
Mr Peter Abetz MLA
Dr Graham Gibson Jacobs MLA
Ms Lisa Loraine Baker MLA
Mr Peter Bruce Watson MLA



Staff Members: Dr Brian Gordon, MBA, DBA (Principal Research Officer)
Lucy Roberts (Research Officer)

Contact Details

Phone No:9222 7492
Fax No:9222 7804
Email: Click here to send an email to the Committee Office

Terms of Reference:The Committee will inquire into:
1. Current and future resourcing of new methods and activities to improve educational outcomes such as e-learning and school partnerships;
2. Factors influencing positive or negative childhood development from birth to year 12;
3. Facilitating greater opportunities to engage all students in year 11 and 12;
4. Improving access and opportunities for adult learning in regional and remote WA; and
5. Foetal Alcohol Syndrome: prevalence, prevention, identification, funding and treatment to improve education, social and economic outcomes.

Important Information


Making a Submission to a Parliamentary Committee of the Legislative Assembly
Giving Evidence to a Parliamentary Committee of the Legislative Assembly




Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth

Hearing Dates:

Date

Time

Venue

Organisation

Witnesses

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02/22/201210:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 4Canning Health Region and Cloverdale Child Health CentreMs Lynette Sprigg (Community Clinical Nurse Manager, Inland Zone) and Ms Elise McLernon (Child Health Nurse)
03/21/201210:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Department of EducationMr Lindsay Hale (A/Executive Director, Statewide Planning and Delivery), Ms Deborah Bevan (Manager, E-Schooling) and Mr Bevan Doyle (Chief Information Officer, ICT Information and Communication Technologies
03/28/201210:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Department of HealthMs Kate Gatti (Area Director, Population Health, WA Country Health Service, Clinical Lead, Child and Youth Health Network)
03/28/201211:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Curtin UniversityDr Colleen O'Leary (NHMRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Population Health Research, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute)
05/02/201209:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Association of Independent Schools of WAMs Michelle Bishop (Inclusive Education Consultant, Association of Independent Schools of WA), Mr Ron Gorman (Deputy Director, Association of Independent Schools of WA) and Ms Kylie Bice (Senior Inclusive Education Consultant, Association of Independent Schools of WA)
05/09/201209:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Department of Education and TrainingMs Sharyn O'Neill (Director General), Mr David Axworthy (Deputy Director General, Schools) and Ms Juanita Healy (Executive Director, Statewide Services)
05/09/201212:30 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Catholic Education OfficeMs Debra Sayce (Director of Religious Education/Assistant Director Learning and Teaching) and Ms Stephanie Jackiewicz
05/09/201202:00 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Department of Training and Workforce DevelopmentDr Ruth Shean (Director General) and Ms Brenda Micale (Director, Policy Planning and Research)
05/09/201203:30 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Marulu - The Liliwan ProjectDr James Fitzpatrick (Paediatric Senior Registrar, Chief Investigator)
05/16/201210:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Telethon Institute for Child Health ResearchProfessor Carol Bower (Senior Principal Research Fellow, Divison of Population Sciences), Dr Rochelle Watkins (Postdoctoral Research Fellow) and Ms Heather Jones (Manager, FASD Projects)
06/13/201209:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Alta 1- CARE School and AISWAMr Dave Stevens (Principal) and Mr Gary Robinson (Aboriginal Independent Community Schools Advisor - Perth)
06/20/201209:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Drug and Alcohol OfficeMr Neil Guard
06/20/201210:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Supreme Court of Western AustraliaThe Hon. Wayne Martin (Chief Justice of Western Australia)
07/09/201209:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Centre for Child Health Research, Telethon Institute for Child Health ResearchDr Raewyn Mutch (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)
07/09/201210:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Ms Rikki Hendon (Branch Assistant Secretary, CPSU/CSA), Mr Russell Clarke (IT Officer, Belmont City College) and Ms Joyce Bootsma (Registrar, Bungaree Primary School)
07/09/201211:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1ENT Department, Fremantle HospitalProfessor Gunesh Rajan
07/09/201201:15 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1CSaLT Edith Cowan UniversityAssociate Professor Paul Newhouse (Director CSaLT) and Dr Jeremy Pagram (Associate Director CSaLT)
07/09/201202:15 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1DSF Literacy and Clinical ServicesMs Mandy Nayton (Chief Executive Officer)
07/09/201203:15 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Curtin Business SchoolDr Ashley Aitken (Senior Lecturer, School of Information Systems)
07/09/201204:00 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Ms Von Sawers (Lecturer, School of Education, Curtin University), Associate Professor Delsea Konza (School of Education, Edith Cowan University), Associate Professor Caroline Barrett-Pugh (School of Education, Edith Cowan University), Associate Professor Robert Faulkner (Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia) and Ms Sue Dawkins (PHD Student, Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia)
08/08/201209:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2University of Western AustraliaWinthrop Professor Bill Louden (Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor)
08/15/201209:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Department of Health in relation to School Health Nurses
08/15/201210:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Professor Harvey Coates (Clinical Professor, School of Paediatrics and Child Health)
09/06/201211:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Department of HealthMr Kim Snowball (Director General)

Tabling Date:
11/30/2012

Related Written Submissions:

Written Submission by Dr Dawn Butterworth (President, National Council of Women of WA Inc.) on 25 Oct 2011
Written Submission by Ms Amanda Gillett (Manager Community Services, Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors Inc.) on 18 Nov 2011
Written Submission by Dr Ron Chalmers (Director General, Disability Services Commission) on 6 Dec 2011
Written Submission by Ms Michelle Scott (Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia) on 7 Dec 2011
Written Submission by Mr Ron Dullard - (Catholic Education Office of Western Australia) on 12 Dec 2011
Written Submission by Mr Stephen Loosley (Member, Victorian Institute of Teaching) on 13 Dec 2011
Written Submission by Mr Matt Burrows (Chief Executive Officer, Therapy Focus Western Australia) on 15 Dec 2011
Written Submission by Mr Warwick Smith (Operations Manager, On behalf of the PaRK Mental Health Service Steering Committee, Peel and Rockingham Kwinana Mental Health Service) on 16 Dec 2011
Written Submission by Dr Ruth Shean (Director General, Department of Training and Workforce Development) on 16 Dec 2011
Written Submission by Mr Ron Gorman (Deputy Director, Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia) on 16 Dec 2011
Written Submission by Mr Kim Snowball (Director General, Department of Health, Office of the Director General) on 19 Dec 2011
Written Submission by Mr Terry Murphy (Director General, Department for Child Protection) on 3 Jan 2012
Written Submission by Clincial Professor Carol Bower (Senior Principal Research Fellow, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research) on 9 Jan 2012
Written Submission by Ms Sharyn O'Neill (Director General, Department of Education) on 11 Jan 2012
Written Submission by Ms Louise Sylvan (Chief Executive Officer, Australian National Preventative Health Agency) on 20 Feb 2012
Written Submission by Dr Elizabeth Stamopoulos (Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University) on 20 Feb 2012
Written Submission by Ms Emily Carter (Deputy CEO, Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Womens Resource Centre) on 19 Mar 2012
Written Submission by Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association (CPSU/CSA) on 19 Mar 2012
Written Submission by Professor John Boulton (Senior Regional Paediatrician, Kimberley Health Region) on 21 Mar 2012
Written Submission by Mr Michael Thorn (Chief Executive, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education) on 3 Apr 2012
Written Submission by Ms Sharyn O'Neill (Director General, Department of Education) on 20 Apr 2012
Written Submission by Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association on 8 May 2012
Written Submission by Dr Jasmine McDonald BA DipEd MSpEd(Hons) PhD (Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia, Graduate School of Education on 19 Jun 2012
Written Submission by Ms Melissa Kelly and Mr Patrick Barter on 25 Jun 2012
Written Submission by Dr Leslie E Bolitho AM (President, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians) on 26 Jun 2012
Written Submission by Dr Lesley Williams BEd (Dist), MEd, PhD (Dist), FAICD (Honorary Research Fellow, Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia) on 27 Jun 2012
Written Submission by Telethon Institute for Child Health Research on 9 Jul 2012
Written Submission by Mr Derrin Cramer (Gifted Education Consultant and Author, Thinking Ahead) on 27 Jul 2012

Related Transcripts of Evidence:

• Evidence by Mrs Robyn Kinkade (Manager, Special Projects, Department of Education), Ms Gail Clark (AEDI Coordinator, Department of Education) and Ms Susan Kiely (Acting Senior Coordinator, Services Development, Child and Adolescent Health Service on 21/09/2011
• Evidence by Mrs Raelene Walter (Chief Executive Officer, Ngala) and Ms Elaine Bennett (Director, Services, Ngala) on 21/09/2011
• Evidence by Dr Caroline Goossens (Child Psychiatrist, Faculty of Child Psychiatry) on 28/09/2011
• Evidence by Mr Kevin Brahim (State Manager, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations) on 19/10/2011
• Evidence by Mrs Cecilia Cox (Group Coordinator, Strong Family, Strong Culture Program, St John of God Health Care), Ms Anne Russell-Brown (Group Director, Social Outreach and Advocacy, St John of God Health Care) and Ms Anna Roberts (Group Manager, Early Years, St John of God Health Care) on 19/10/2011
• Evidence by Ms Angela Poole (Media Spokesperson, Community Health Nurses WA) on 02/11/2011
• Evidence by Ms Amanda Gillett (Community Services Manager, Association of Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors) and Mr Joel Richards (Youth Programs Coordinator, Association of Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors) on 09/11/2011
• Evidence by Ms Stephanie Syme (Chief Financial Officer, Clontarf Foundation) and Mr Gerard Neesham (Chief Executive Officer, Clontarf Foundation) on 09/11/2011
• Evidence by Mr Terry Murphy (Director General, Department for Child Protection) on 23/11/2011
• Evidence by Mr Dawson Ruhl (Chief Executive Officer, Child Australia) on 23/11/2011
• Evidence by Mr Philip Aylward (Chief Executive Officer, Child and Adolescent Health Service, Department of Health), Mr Ian Smith (Chief Executive Officer, WA Country Health Service), Mr Mark Morrissey (Executive Director, Child and Adolescent Health Service, Department of Health) and Mrs Kate Gatti (Area Director, Population Health, WA Country Health Service) on 30/11/2011
• Evidence by Mrs Ruth Griffiths (Child Health Nurse, Child and Adolescent Community Health), Mrs Lynette Sprigg (Community Clinical Nurse Manager, CACH) and Miss Elise McLernon (Child Health Nurse (CACH) on 22/02/2012
• Evidence by Ms Deborah Bevan (Manager, E-Schooling, Department of Education), Mr Lindsay Hale (Acting Executive Director, Statewide Planning and Delivery, Department of Education) and Mr Bevan Doyle (Chief Information Officer, Department of Education) on 21/03/2012
• Evidence by Dr Colleen O'Leary (Epidemiologist - Alcohol and Pregnancy Researcher, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute) on 28/03/2012
• Evidence by Mrs Kate Gatti (Clinical Lead, Child and Youth Health Network, Population Health Area Director, WA Country Health Service) and Ms Sarah McKerracher (Acting Development Officer supporting Child and Youth Health Network, Department of Health on 28/03/2012
• Evidence by Ms Kylie Bice (Senior Inclusive Education Consultant, Association of Independent Schools of WA), Mrs Michelle Bishop (Inclusive Education Consultant, Association of Independent Schools of WA) and Mr Ronald Gorman (Deputy Director, Association of Independent Schools of WA on 02/05/2012
• Evidence by Dr James Fitzpatrick (Paediatric Doctor, The George Institute for Global Health) on 09/05/2012
• Evidence by Ms Debra Sayce (Catholic Education Office Representative) and Ms Stephanie Jackiwicz (Catholic Education Office Employee) on 09/05/2012
• Evidence by Ms Sharyn O'Neill (Director General, Department of Education), Mr David Axworthy (Deputy Director General, Schools, Department of Education), Ms Juanita Healy (Executive Director, Statewide Services, Department of Education), Mr Martin Clery (Assistant Executive Director, Statewide Services, Department of Education) and Mr Bevan Doyle (Chief Information Officer, Department of Education) on 09/05/2012
• Evidence by Dr Ruth Shean (Director General, Department of Training and Workforce Development) and Ms Brenda Micale (Director, Policy Planning and Research, Department of Training and Workforce Development) on 09/05/2012
• Evidence by Dr Carol Bower (Epidemiologist, Telethon Institute of Child Health Research) and Dr Rochelle Watkins (Research Fellow, Telethon Institute of Child Health Research_ on 16/05/2012
• Evidence by Mr Gary Robinson (Aboriginal Independent Community Schools Advisor, Association of Independent Schools of WA) on 13/06/2012
• Evidence by Mr Neil Guard (Executive Director, Drug and Alcohol Office) and Mr Gary Kirby (Director, Prevention and Workforce Development, Drug and Alcohol Office) on 20/06/2012
• Evidence by Chief Justice Wayne Martin (Chief Justice of Western Australia) on 20/06/2012
• Evidence by Ms Mandy Nayton (Educational and Developmental Psychologist, CEO, DSF Literacy and Clinical Services) on 09/07/2012
• Evidence by Dr Christopher Newhouse (Educational Researcher, Edith Cowan University) and Dr Jeremy Pagram (University Lecturer, Edith Cowan University) on 09/07/2012
• Evidence by Dr Raewyn Mutch (Paediatrician and Post-doctoral Fellow with the Alcohol and Pregnancy Research Group of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research) on 09/07/2012
• Evidence by Professor Gunesh Rajan (Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; Consultant, Ear and Skull Base Surgery) on 09/07/2012
• Evidence by Ms Rikki Hendon (Branch Assistant Secretary, Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association of Western Australia), Ms Joyce Bootsma (School Registrar and Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association of Western Australia) and Russell Clarke (ICT Officer, Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association of Western Australia) on 09/07/2012
• Evidence by Ms Yvonne Sawers (Literacy Educator, Curtin University), Associate Professor Delsea Konza (Researcher, Language and Literacy, Edith Cowan University), Ms Suzanne Dawkins (PhD Student, Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia) and Dr Robert Faulkner (Course Coordinator Masters of Teaching, Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia) on 09/07/2012
• Evidence by Dr Ashley Aitken (Senior Lecturer, School of Information Systems, Curtin University) on 09/07/2012
• Evidence by Professor William Louden (Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Western Australia) on 08/08/2012
• Evidence by Professor Harvey Coates (Paediatric Otolaryngologist, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children) on 15/08/2012
• Evidence by Mr Philip Aylward (Chief Executive Officer, Child and Adolescent Health Service), Mr Mark Morrissey (Executive Director, Child and Adolescent Community Health, Department of Health) and Mrs Kathryn Gatti (Area Director, Population Health, WA Country Health Service) on 15/08/2012
• Evidence by Associate Professor Deborah Lehmann (Researcher/Epidemiologist, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research) on 23/08/2012
• Evidence by Mr Kim Snowball (Director General, Department of Health) and Mr Philip Aylward (Chief Executive Officer, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children) on 06/09/2012

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