Inquiry into Child Development Services
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    Assembly sit 06/08/2024
  • The Legislative Council meets on 13/08/2024 (01:00 PM)
    Council sit 13/08/2024

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Inquiry into Child Development Services


Select Committee into Child Development Services

(1) A Select Committee is established to examine child development services in Western Australia.
(2) The Select Committee is to inquire into and report on —
(a) the role of child development services on a child’s overall development, health and wellbeing;
(b) the delivery of child development services in both metropolitan and regional Western Australia, including paediatric and allied health services;
(c) the role of specialist medical colleges, universities and other training bodies in establishing sufficient workforce pathways;
(d) opportunities to increase engagement in the primary care sector including improved collaboration across both government and non-government child development services including Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations; and
(e) other government child development service models and programs operating outside of Western Australia and the applicability of those programs to the State.
(3) The Select Committee is to report no later than 12 months after the motion is agreed to.
(4) The Select Committee shall consist of three members: Hon Dr Sally Talbot (Chair); Hon Donna Faragher; and Hon Samantha Rowe.


On 18 May 2023, the Council passed a motion granting an extension of the reporting date from 31 August 2023 to 31 December 2023.


On 30 November 2023, the Council passed a motion granting a further extension of the reporting date from 31 December 2023 to 18 April 2024.

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