LNP gives power back to domestic violence victims

· LNP Bill will introduce immediate appeal rights to the bail application process, meaning bail decisions will be stayed for up to three business days and referred to a higher court for review · LNP Bill will allow GPS trackers to be fitted to an alleged offender as a bail condition by the court to   Read More

Shadow Child Safety Minister Ros Bates discussing the Government’s failure to release the Mason Lee report

Shadow Child Safety Minister Ros Bates discussing the Government’s failure to release the Mason Lee report: No words can describe Labor's shameful acts of secrecy around the reviews into child safety's handling of Mason Jet Lee before his tragic death. Seven months have passed since the young   Read More

LNP leading the way on domestic violence laws

LNP Leader Tim Nicholls today outlined more key measures to be included in the Opposition's Private Members Bill to crack down on domestic violence in Queensland. The LNP Bill, which already includes forcing those charged with domestic violence to prove why they deserve bail, will also include   Read More

Labor must make good on promise to release Mason Lee review

· Shannon Fentiman must come good on her promise to release expert panel review into Mason Lee's death by January 2017 · Review will show how system failed little Mason Lee to ensure no other child faces the same fate · September's child safety data showed Queensland is second worst performing   Read More

Fentiman’s spin can’t hide truth of child safety crisis

· 62 per cent of all at-risk children still aren’t having their investigations started within recommended timeframes · 74 per cent of at-risk children who should be seen within recommended a 5 or 10-day period are being missed · 11 per cent of critical cases requiring 24-hour response are still   Read More

Fentiman must stop ‘washing’ and come clean on September child safety data

· Shannon Fentiman must come clean to Queenslanders and release latest child safety data now · Last quarter’s data (June) showed 13,279 investigations or 65 per cent of all cases were not started in required timeframes · Leaked internal data from October 2016 shows almost 4000 cases of suspected   Read More