Education and Children’s Services Bill 2017: Engagement Summary Report and Introduction into Parliament

Commencing on 19 December 2016 until 10 March 2017, the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) undertook public consultation on an exposure draft of the Education and Children’s Servies Bill.

Feedback on the Bill was initially invited on the DECD website, and from 16 January, the State Government’s YourSAy website was also used as a platform to engage the public.

Together with the draft Bill, four factsheets were available which provided information for stakeholders to assist in understanding the content and impact of the Bill.

A total of 45 responses were received from organisations and individuals by email and via discussion posts on the YourSAy website. Your input and advice on the provisions of the exposure draft are acknowledged and appreciated.

You can now read the Engagement Summary Report here:

- Download the PDF report (PDF 815KB)

- Download the Word DOC report (DOC 125KB)

Your participation in this process has provided important feedback to inform the finalisation of the Bill, which was introduced into Parliament on 9 August 2017. You can find the Bill here and track its progress in Parliament here.

Following the Bill’s passage through Parliament, there will be further opportunities for public engagement as Regulations are developed, which will be necessary to operationalise the new legislation.

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Consultation has concluded

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