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    Qld Govt Strategy to Target Domestic and Family Violence
    Domestic and family violence is a serious and complex issue. Women and children are most often the victims of violence in the home and within their relationships. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can be up to 45 times more likely to experience domestic and family violence than non-Indigenous people. People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people from rural and r

    Review of the domestic discipline defence
    Section 280 of the Criminal Code makes it lawful for a parent or carer to use such force to a child as is reasonable in the circumstances for the purposes of correction, discipline, management or control. In order to examine whether the existence of this defence is impacting on the prosecution of abusive parents, the Department of Justice and Attorney-General reviewed 198 cases accused of parent/c

    Criminal History Screening Legislation Amendment Bill 2009
    The Criminal History Screening Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 proposes to streamline criminal history screening for Queenslanders. These arrangements will reduce duplication of screening and achieve consistency in screening for persons providing services to children and young people or working in a place where the Department of Communities funds or provides disability services, while maintaining

    Review of swimming pool safety laws
    The implementation of a two year, staged improvement strategy to assist in reducing the incidences of drowning and immersion injuries of children under five years of age in Queensland’s swimming pools. The proposed improvement strategy was developed following public feed back and a number of proposals to change Queensland’s pool fencing safety laws. Cabinet approved the release of the public cons

    Criminal Code (Images of Violence Against Children)
    The Member for Moggill and Shadow Minister for Education and Training, Dr Bruce Flegg, introduced the Criminal Code (Filming or Possessing Images of Violence Against Schoolchildren) Amendment Bill 2010 as a Private Member’s Bill in March 2010. The Bill replaced the Criminal Code (Filming or Possessing Images of Violence Against Children) Amendment Bill 2009, which Dr Flegg withdrew. The Explanator

    Child Protection (Offender Reporting) and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
    In June 2009 the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management – Police (MCPEMP) endorsed a set of recommendations to establish national consistency in the approach to management of reportable offenders in Australian police jurisdictions. In observation of the MCPEMP recommendations, the Queensland Police Service (QPS) also conducted a review of the Child Protection (Offender Reporting)

    Criminal Code (Images of Violence Against Children)
    The Member for Moggill and Shadow Minister for Education and Training, Dr Bruce Flegg, introduced the Criminal Code (Filming or Possessing Images of Violence Against Children) Amendment Bill 2009 as a Private Member’s Bill in October 2009. The Explanatory Notes to the Bill state the objective of the Bill is to amend the Criminal Code to provide protection for children who are the targets of cyber

    Child Protection and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2010
    The Child Protection and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2010 amends the Child Protection Act 1999 and a number of other Acts, including amendments to achieve the policy intent of the Criminal History Screening Legislation Amendment Act 2010. The Child Protection and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2010 includes amendments to enable information sharing for the Helping Out Families initiative, and contains o

    Private Members Bill - Child Protection Bill 2011
    The Member for Gregory Mr Vaughan Johnson MP, introduced the Child Protection (More Stringent Offender Reporting) Amendment Bill 2010 as a Private Member’s Bill on 14 April 2010. The Private Member’s Bill proposes to increase the reporting requirements for offenders, restructure penalties for non-compliance and release the information of offenders for non-compliance. The Private Member’s Bill is n

    Government Response to Sexual Offender Treatment Programs report
    In 2009, Queensland Corrective Services engaged the services of Professor Stephen Smallbone, from Griffith University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, to independently evaluate the effectiveness of its sex offender treatment programs with particular reference to their impact on recidivism rates. The evaluation considered the recidivism data of 409 adult males who had served a term of

    Appointment of Commissioner to Child Protection Commission of Inquiry
    The Commissioner to the Child Protection Inquiry is established under the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1950. As part of the “First 100 Days Action Plan” the Government made a commitment to appoint a new Commission of Inquiry “to review progress of outcomes related to the ‘Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions’ and the report of the Crime and Misconduct

    Establishment of Commission of Inquiry on child protection
    As part of the Queensland Government’s 100 day action plan, the Government committed to establish an ‘Inquiry to review the progress of the implementation of the recommendations of the Forde Inquiry and Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) Inquiry and to chart a new road map for child protection for the next decade’. The Commission’s focus will be on charting a new road map for Queensland’s chil

    Commonwealth Income Management Trials in Queensland
    Income management was announced in the 2011–12 Federal Budget as part of the Better Futures, Local Solutions place-based measures, with the Commonwealth Government investing $117.5 million over five years to introduce income management in five new trial locations across Australia, including Rockhampton and Logan in Queensland. Income management is a budgeting tool being implemented by the Commonw

    Criminal Law Child Exploitation and Dangerous Drugs Amendment Bill 2012
    As part of its Six Month Action Plan the Queensland Government committed to amend laws to address: “synthetic drugs, penalties for child pornography and some child sex offences, including a new child grooming offence”. Key provisions of the Criminal Law (Child Exploitation and Dangerous Drugs) Amendment Bill 2012 deliver on these commitments by: amending the Criminal Code to: amend the definit

    Response to Child Protection Commission of Inquiry Final Report
    In July 2012, the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry led by the Honourable Tim Carmody QC, was established. The Commission was tasked with reviewing the entire child protection system and to chart a road map for the state’s child protection system for the next decade. The Commission found that, despite the hard work and good intentions of many and the large amounts of money investe

    Govt submission Royal Comm Institutional Response Child Sexual Abuse issues paper 3
    In January 2013, the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia appointed a Royal Commission (the RC) to investigate Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and provide a final report by the end of 2015. The RC will inquire into how institutions with a responsibility for children have managed and responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse. It will investigate where

    Appointments Child Death Case Review Committee
    The Child Death Case Review Committee was established under Chapter 6, Part 1 of the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000. The Committee is required to review all “original reviews” carried out by the Chief Executive under Part 7A of the Child Protection Act 1999 and make recommendations to the Chief Executive about: improving Child Safety Services policies relati

    Appointment of members to the Child Death Case Review Panel
    On 1 July 2012, the Queensland Government established the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (the Commission), led by the Honourable Tim Carmody QC. The Commission was tasked with reviewing the entire child protection system and to chart a new roadmap for child protection for the next decade. On 1 July 2013, the Commission released its final report, ‘Taking Responsibility: A Roadmap

    Queensland Child Protection Reform Bills
    On 1 July 2013, the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry issued its landmark report making 121 recommendations to improve Queensland’s child protection system. The aim of the recommended reforms is to make it easier for families to get support so that wherever possible, children can remain safely at home. In December 2013, the Queensland Government tabled a response to the Commission

    Child Protection Offender Reporting Amendment Bill 2014
    The government has committed to introducing more stringent monitoring of sex offenders and tougher conditions for offenders who make up the Queensland component of the National Child Offender System (NCOS) (formerly the Australian National Child Offender Register). The Child Protection (Offender Reporting) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 gives effect to that commitment by increasing the

    Review of the Child Protection Act 1999
    In July 2013, the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry released its report, Taking Responsibility: A Road Map for Queensland Child Protection. The Commission of Inquiry found that the child protection system was under immense stress and made 121 recommendations aimed at building a sustainable and effective child protection system over the next decade. In December 2013, the then Quee

    Student Protection Reports - system error transmitting reports
    On 30 July 2015, the Department of Education and Training (DET) became aware of a specific system error which resulted in certain student protection reports not being transmitted to the Queensland Police Service (QPS). As a result of this coding error, over the period from 18 January to 30 July 2015, 644 student protection reports were not transmitted to QPS. Further investigations were undertake

    Review of the Child Protection Offender Prohibition Order Act 2008
    In June 2013 the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) undertook a statutory review of the Child Protection (Offender Prohibition Order) Act 2008 (CPOPO Act) focusing on the first five years of operation of the Act. The review sought to determine how the CPOPO Act had operated in practice between 2008 and 2013, and to what extent the Act had achieved its purpose by providing for the protection of

    Appointment of members to the Child Death Case Review Panel
    On 1 July 2012, the Queensland Government established the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (the Commission), which was tasked with reviewing the entire child protection system and to chart a new roadmap for child protection for the next decade. On 1 July 2013, the Commission released its final report, ‘Taking Responsibility: A Roadmap for Queensland Child Protection’. The Commissi

    Child and family legislation reform program
    On 1 July 2013, the Commission of Inquiry released its report Taking Responsibility: A Road Map for Queensland Child Protection. The Commission of Inquiry confirmed the child protection system is under immense stress and made 121 recommendations aimed at addressing the risk of systemic failure, and building a sustainable and effective child protection system over the next decade. In December 2013

    Review of OneSchool Student Protection Reporting system error
    On 30 July 2015, the Department of Education and Training (DET) became aware of a system failure which resulted in certain student protection reports not being transmitted to the Queensland Police Service (QPS). From 19 January to 30 July 2015, 644 student protection reports were not transmitted to QPS. Upon learning of the system failure, the Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Majo

    Supporting Families Changing Futures - advancing Queensland child protection and family support reforms
    The Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry released its report, Taking Responsibility: A Roadmap for Queensland Child Protection on 1 July 2013. The Government committed to continue implementation of the Commission of Inquiry recommendations and has reviewed the child and family reforms and identified opportunities to build on the foundations laid by the Commission of Inquiry recommenda

    Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2016 and Director of Child Protection Litigation Bill 2016
    In 2013, the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry made 121 recommendations to transform the existing child protection system. The Queensland Government is implementing legislative amendments to respond to the Commission of Inquiry’s recommendations in three stages. The Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2016 (CPRA Bill) and the Director of Child Protection Litigation Bill 2016 (D

    Queensland Family and Child Commission report into Queensland children missing from out-of-home-care - When a child is missing Remembering Tiahleigh
    On 30 October 2015, Tiahleigh Palmer, a 12 year old girl in out-of-home-care, went missing and on 5 November 2015, she was found deceased. Six days elapsed after Tiahleigh was last seen before a media release was issued to seek public information. On 10 November 2015, the Premier and Minister for the Arts wrote to the Queensland Family and Child Commission requesting a whole-of-government systems

    Appointment of Commissioner of Queensland Family and Child Commission
    The Family and Child Commission Act 2014 provides for the appointment of Commissioners of the Queensland Family and Child Commission. The functions of a Commissioner includes to ensure the Commission performs its functions under the Act effectively and efficiently and to make recommendations to the Minister about matters relating to the performance or exercise of the functions and powers of the

    Child Protection (Offender Reporting) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Government will introduce new legislation to give effect to recommendations made by the Crime and Corruption Commission through its review of the Child Protection (Offender Prohibition Order) Act 2008 (CPOPOA). The Child Protection (Offender Reporting) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 introduces a holistic response to reportable offender management, streamlines the administration of t

    Limitations of Actions (Institutional Child Sexual Abuse) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse identified that one of the most significant barriers for victims seeking justice was that they were unable to meet the limitation periods within which to commence their claims. The Royal Commission considered that states and territory Governments should remove any limitation periods. The Limitations of Actions (Institutional C

    Appointment of Director of Child Protection Litigation
    Section 7 of the Director of Child Protection Litigation Act 2016 (the Act) states there is to be a Director of Child Protection Litigation. The Director’s main functions under the Child Protection Act 1999 are to: prepare and apply for child protection orders and conduct protection proceedings; prepare and apply for transfers of a child protection order or child protection to a participating Sta

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    12 May, 2016

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