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Government of Western Australia
Department of Education
Our ref D12/0062361
Professor Alan Hayes
Australian Institute of Family Studies
Level 20, 485 LaTrobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Dear Professor Hayes
Thank you for your request to extend your research project titled, Growing Up In Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. The Department grants permission for you to extend the data collection for your research for Waves 5 to 8 of the study.
Consistent with Department policy, participation in your research project will be the decision of the schools invited to participate and individual staff members. Researchers are responsible for providing site managers with a copy of this letter as well as a current Working with Children Check.
Responsibility for quality control of ethics and methodology of the proposed research resides with the institution supervising the research. The Department notes a copy of a letter confirming that you have received ethical approval of your research protocol from the AIFS Ethics Committee.
As stated in the previous approval letter dated 6 October 2005, it is a condition of approval that upon the conclusion of this study the results are forwarded to the Department. This is now required to be submitted to the System Performance Branch.
Any further changes to the research project will need to be submitted for Department approval prior to implementation.
Please contact Ms Allison McLaren, A/Evaluation Officer, on (08) 9264 5512 or email Research and policy if you have further enquiries.
Very best wishes for the successful completion of your project.
EVALUATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY
3 February 2012
151 Royal Street, East Perth Western Australia 6004