“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 permanency gained more than 1000 signatures of support from carers and supporters.
“With more than 13,000 abuse investigations caught in lengthy backlogs, Labor are looking for anything to distract from their failures.
“Today’s announcement will not change the fact Labor are now spending more than $200 million on expensive group homes at a price of $300,000 per child.
“What about the thousands of kids coming into care with significant trauma, where is the support for those children and their carers?
“Why has it taken Labor almost two and half years and the eve of an election and the week of estimates to act?
“Only the LNP has a plan to build stronger families.”