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Ros on Guard

OPPOSITION MPs who feel frustrated at their inability to force change may look to Ros Bates as a role model. The Member for Mudgeeraba and Opposition child safety spokeswoman (pictured) refused to be fobbed off over the death of Caboolture toddler Mason Jet Lee. The boy suffered horrific injuries   Read More

Labor to introduce Child Protection law reform – two years late

Wednesday, 9 August 2017 · Labor had been dragging the chain on critical updates to child protection legislation, putting kids at risk · Queensland’s child safety system continues to buckle under Labor’s watch · Only the LNP will deliver stronger families and a better Queensland Two years   Read More

Child safety crisis: Abused kids miss out on health assessments

Wednesday, 9 August 2017 · 568 children in the child safety system did not have a health passport · Queensland’s child safety system continues to buckle under Labor’s watch · Foster carers are often left guessing about their child’s medical history because of the lack of health passports A   Read More

DV orders tripling – nothing to celebrate

Domestic violence is out of control on the Gold Coast and we need more than words to tackle the problem. LNP Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Ros Bates said protection orders were not worth the paper they were written on if offenders breached them. “Labor’s   Read More

Labor’s con job laid bare as Gold Coast loses thousands of jobs

Thursday, 3 August 2017 Gold Coast lost 7,400 jobs in the last year under do-nothing Labor Government More than 8,000 jobseekers have given up looking for work on the Gold Coast Latest ABS jobs figures show Queensland’s unemployment rate still the second worst in Australia The extent   Read More

Update on Springbrook Road closure

As you are aware, the road closure between Neranwood and Pine Creek Road is likely to be long-term due to the instability of slopes above and below Gold Coast-Springbrook Road. Designs are currently underway to determine restoration solutions for 19 critical sites. Crews have spent the past four   Read More

Palaszczuk Labor Government gives up on child safety

Monday, 24 July 2017 · More than 13,000 suspect abuse cases are not being investigated in the required timeframes · Police are now expected to pick up the slack under a broken child safety system under Labor · Do-nothing Labor Government and Shannon Fentiman have no answers to investigations   Read More

Another day another LNP policy copied by a desperate Labor Government.

“A week after findings showed child safety continues to be plagued by crisis, Labor have announced yet more LNP policy. “Professional foster carers is something recommended by the Carmody inquiry – nearly four years ago. “A recent petition sponsored by LNP Shadow Minister Ros Bates calling for   Read More

MEDIA STATEMENT: LNP Shadow Child Safety Minister Ros Bates

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 Labor’s crisis-ridden Child Safety Department is in serious trouble as 58 per cent of staff say they intend to walk within the next 12 months. Forty-nine per cent of staff think child safety is poorly managed and more than 40 per cent of staff are not confident in   Read More

Group housing for abused children costs $200 million

Group housing for abused children costs $200 million Monday, 17 July 2017 · Housing costs of abused children in residential care across Queensland over $300,000 per child · Taxpayers now paying more than $200 million a year for ‘warehouse’ group homes · Labor’s only solution is to throw money   Read More

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