Child Protection Income Management

Ms SANDERSON (Adelaide) (15:13): My question is to the Minister for Education and Child Development. How many families are now subject to child protection income management, as per recommendation 22.6 of the Chloe Valentine inquest, that was agreed to by the government over 2½ years ago?

The Hon. S.E. CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Minister for Education and Child Development, Minister for Higher Education and Skills) (15:13): The most recent date I have is for between the beginning of October last year and May this year: there were 67 referrals by our department for income management. As to whether there have been any subsequently, I will bring that back.

Ms SANDERSON (Adelaide) (15:13): Supplementary to that: if we could have a total. We know that it was 33 at April 2016, so if that 67 is on top of the 33, or what the actual total is.

The Hon. S.E. CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Minister for Education and Child Development, Minister for Higher Education and Skills) (15:14): I am almost certain it is, given the dates that I recorded, but I can confirm that.