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Latest child safety data: Crisis persists

· 62 per cent of all at-risk children still aren’t having their investigations started within recommended timeframes · 74 per cent and 73 per cent of at-risk children who should be seen within recommended 5-day and 10-day periods respectively are still being missed · 10 per cent of critical cases   Read More

Statement by Ros Bates Shadow Minister for Child Safety On Foster Carers

This week we celebrate foster and kinship carer week, but our carers continue to be let down by this Palaszczuk Labor Government. If Labor was serious about recruiting more foster carers it should stop treating them so badly. The biggest complaint by carers is how they are treated by the   Read More

Labor must end the ‘washing’ and air the December child safety data

· Labor must come clean to Queenslanders and release latest child safety data now · Last quarter’s data (September) showed 13,057 investigations or 62 per cent of all cases were not started in required timeframes · Leaked internal data from October 2016 shows almost 4000 cases of suspected child   Read More

Labor slashes jobs in Department meant to help vulnerable

• Latest figures show 80 jobs lost in three months in Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Department • Staff cuts come despite crises in child safety and alarming increase in domestic violence • Palaszczuk Labor Government must explain job cuts in areas meant to protect society’s   Read More

Works to repair Pine Creek Road

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will soon be undertaking works to permanently repair the major damage caused by ex-Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie on the section of Pine Creek Road approximately 200 metres east of the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road intersection. As you may be aware, an   Read More

Community Road Safety Grants now open

The latest round of grants to help community groups, schools and local government improve road safety is now open. Applications close on 26 May for round six of the Queensland Government’s Community Road Safety Grants. Road safety is a priority for me and I am encouraging local groups to apply   Read More

Palaszczuk Government covers up Mason Lee report

Palaszczuk Government covers up Mason Lee report Monday, 10 April 2017 Palaszczuk Government has today censored the truth about child safety’s handling of a child before his death Labor’s failure to release the Mason review has been a disaster from the beginning Palaszczuk   Read More

Labor ignores Gold Coast’s most vulnerable

Vulnerable residents of the southern Gold Coast, including victims of domestic and family violence, have been left with nowhere to turn after the Robina Community Legal Centre was forced to close by the Palaszczuk Labor Government. Shadow Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Minister and   Read More

Labor must release Mason Lee review now

· Palaszczuk Government has not made changes to the child safety system since Caboolture toddler Mason Jett Lee died · Labor Government must still deliver on their promise to release expert panel review into Mason Lee’s death · Review will show how system failed little Mason Lee to ensure no other   Read More

Vital LNP DV bill passes parliament to help victims

· LNP laws pass State Parliament to protect victims of domestic violence and their children · Laws toughen bail rules for DV offenders, introduced urgent appeal rights for victims and see offenders fitted with GPS tracking devices · Labor votes against key DV bail alert measures which would see   Read More

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