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    Government response to Limitation of Actions and Other Legislation (Child Abuse Civil Proceedings) Amendment Bill 2016
    On 16 August 2016, the Limitation of Actions (Institutional Child Sexual Abuse) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (the Bill) was introduced into the Legislative Assembly by the Premier and Minister for the Arts. The Bill makes a number of amendments to: to retrospectively abolish limitation periods that would apply to claims for damages brought by a person where that claim is founded on th

    Report on review of the Blue Card System
    In Queensland, the blue card system is governed by the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 (the Act) and complements other laws which aim to keep children safe. The blue card system is comprised of two elements: the ‘blue card’ or working with children check; and the requirement for organisations to develop and implement child and youth risk management strategies. The Qu

    Report on review of the Foster Care System
    In September 2016, the Premier and Minister for the Arts announced that an Expert Panel would work with the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) to conduct a review of the Blue Card and Foster Care Systems. The QFCC submitted the report, Keeping Queensland’s Children More Than Safe: Review of the Foster Care System (the Report). The Report concludes that the foster care system generall

    Education (Overseas Students) Bill 2017
    The Education (Overseas Student) Bill 2017: repeals the Education (Overseas Students) Act 1996 and provides for new legislation to regulate providers of courses to overseas students, which better aligns with Queensland’s responsibilities under the cooperative model of shared responsibility between the Australian and Queensland government; provides a new legislative framework for the regulation of

    Apelt Review of Child Safety Services - Strengthening capacity across Queensland’s Child Protection System
    In September 2016, the Premier and Minister for Arts announced that an Expert Panel would work with the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) to conduct a review of the Blue Card and Foster Care Systems. As part of this review, the Premier and Minister for the Arts announced that Ms Linda Apelt, former Director-General, Queensland Department of Communities, as a member of the Expert Panel

    Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2017
    The Queensland Government has committed to implementing the child and family reforms recommended by the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (QCPCOI) in its 2013 final report Taking Responsibility: A Roadmap for Queensland Child Protection. The reforms are being delivered as part of the Supporting Families Changing Futures reform program released in April 2016. The review of the Child

    Review of the Child Protection Act 1999
    The 2013 Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry report, Taking Responsibility: A Roadmap for Queensland Child Protection, made 121 recommendations for achieving shared responsibility for supporting for supporting families and keeping children safe. The Queensland Government response accepted those recommendations and is continuing to progress a wide-ranging reform program for the child

    Appointments to the Child Death Case Review Panel
    Chapter 7A of the Child Protection Act 1999 (CPA) provides a system for the review of the involvement of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (DCCSDS) with particular children who have since died or suffered serious injury. The system includes a review by the chief executive and a further independent review by a panel of appropriately qualified persons (the Child De

    Redress Scheme for Queensland Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse
    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) was established in January 2013 to inquire into how institutions, including Federal and state and territory governments, have responded to allegations and incidents of child sexual abuse. The Royal Commission presented its Redress and Civil Litigation Report in September 2015 and its final report in Decembe

    Government Response to Final Report of Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) was established in January 2013 to inquire into and report on institutional responses to allegations and incidents of child sexual abuse and related matters and to make recommendations on laws, policies and practices to better protect children from sexual abuse in institutions. The Royal Commission final

    Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
    The Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (the Bill) amends the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 (PPRA) to enhance the delivery of efficient, quality front line services. The Bill creates a new high-risk missing person scheme to provide police with powers to enter certain places with a warrant from a Supreme Court judge or a magistrate, to search f

    Progress and directions with Child and Family Reform
    Significant progress has been made reforming the family support and child protection system in Queensland since the 2013 Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry’s final report Taking Responsibility: A Roadmap for Queensland Child Protection. The ten year reform program implements the government response to the Inquiry and to the recommendations of other reviews of the family support and

    Government response to the Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce Report
    The Queensland Government is committed to leading the anti-cyberbullying agenda in Australia. Cyberbullying is a serious and complex issue. The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce, chaired by Ms Madonna King, was announced on 19 February 2018. The Taskforce undertook extensive state-wide consultation with key stakeholders and the Queensland community. The Taskforce reported to the Premier and

    Appointments to pool for Child Death Case Review Panels
    When a child who is known to the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (DCSYW) dies or suffers a serious physical injury, a two-step review process is undertaken. Chapter 7A of the Child Protection Act 1999 provides a system for the review of the involvement of the DCSYW with particular children who have since died or suffered serious physical injury. The system includes a review by the chie

    First Annual Implementation Report - Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) presented its final report to governments on 15 December 2017. The Final Report made 409 recommendations, across the Final Report, and three prior reports on Working with Children Checks, Redress and Civil Litigation and Criminal Justice. The Premier and Minister for Trade tabled the Queensland Governme

    Appointments to Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Taskforce
    The Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Taskforce (the Taskforce) is established to provide advice to the Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence on key issues relating to the implementation of reforms arising from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission), and oversee a grants fund fo

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    12 May, 2016

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