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    Quarterly reports to Indigenous communities and Family Responsibilities Commission
    Quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland’s discrete Indigenous communities – January – March 2009 The Reports provide individual profiles and statistical summaries for each of the discrete Aboriginal and mainland Torres Strait Islander communities. The statistical summaries relate to six key indicators for health and wellbeing namely: reported violence against people; hospital admissions d

    Quarterly reports to Qld discrete Indigenous communities and the Family Responsibilities Commission
    The first Quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland’s discrete Indigenous communities for the period January – March 2008 was tabled by the Premier in Parliament on 6 June 2008. Reports have since been released for April – June 2008, July – September 2008, October – December 2008 and January – March 2009. The Reports provide a statistical summary of key indicators for health and wellbeing

    Qld Implementation Plan Protecting Australias Children
    On 30 April 2009, the Council of Australian Governments endorsed “Protecting Children is Everyone’s Business: National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020” (the national framework). The aim of the national framework is to achieve the high-level outcome that Australia’s children and young people are safe and well with the target of a substantial and sustained reduction in chil

    Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 1989
    Cabinet previously endorsed the ‘Queensland Government Strategy to Reduce Domestic and Family Violence 2009-2014’ (the Strategy) and approved the Terms of Reference for a review of the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 1989 (DFVPA). The Department of Communities is leading the review of the DFVPA to ensure that the Act supports the implementation of the Strategy and is effective and e

    Queensland Government response to violence against women and their children
    The draft National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children (2010-2022) (National Plan) sets out a framework over the next 12 years for the Australian, State and Territory governments and the non-government sector to work together to reduce violence. The National Plan, over 12 years, is built around six supporting outcomes and 59 actions in its first three-year Action Plan that c

    10 year plan for Queenslanders with a disability
    The draft 10 Year Plan for Supporting Queenslanders with a Disability (the 10 Year Plan) sets out the Queensland Government’s vision and commitment for achieving better outcomes for Queenslanders with a disability. It affirms the Queensland Government’s recognition that people with a disability are valued citizens with aspirations and potential to participate and contribute to society like other p

    Objectives for Community - Get Qld back on track
    Section 10 of the Financial Accountability Act 2009 (FAA) requires the Premier to prepare and table in the Legislative Assembly a statement of the Government’s broad objectives for the community (objectives for the community). The statement must include details of how the Government will report to the community about the outcomes achieved against these objectives. The Government’s statement of obj

    Family Responsibilities Commission Amendment Bill 2012
    The Cape York Welfare Reform Trial operates in the communities of Hope Vale, Aurukun, Mossman Gorge and Coen. The objective of the Trial is to restore local authority, build stronger and more resilient communities and change behaviours in response to chronic levels of welfare dependency, social dysfunction and economic exclusion. A central feature of the Trial is the Family Responsibilities Commis

    Reappointment and appointment of Family Responsibilities Commissioners and Family Responsibilities Board
    The Family Responsibilities Commission (the FRC) is a central feature of the Cape York Welfare Reform Trial that operates in the communities of Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge. The FRC comprises the Commissioner, the Deputy-Commissioner and 18 Local Commissioners drawn from the Trial communities. The Commissioner and Local Commissioners hold conferences with community members who are wi

    Family Responsibilities Commission Amendment Bill 2013
    The Cape York Welfare Reform Trial (the Trial) operates in the communities of Hope Vale, Aurukun, Mossman Gorge and Coen. Cape York Welfare Reform aims to restore local authority, build stronger and more resilient communities and change behaviours in response to chronic levels of welfare dependency, social dysfunction and economic exclusion. The State Government has approved a 12 month extension o

    Appointments of Family Responsibilities Commissioners and Board members
    The Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC) is a central feature of Cape York Welfare Reform (CYWR) that operates in the communities of Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge. The FRC comprises the Commissioner, the Deputy-Commissioner (where appointed) and 19 Local Commissioners drawn from the CYWR communities. The FRC Commissioner and Local Commissioners hold conferences with community m

    Appointment of Local Commissioners to Family Responsibilities Commission
    The Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC), a central feature of welfare reform, is a statutory body established under the Family Responsibilities Commission Act 2008. The FRC operates to restore local Indigenous authority and build stronger and more resilient communities by attaching behavioural obligations to the receipt of welfare payments. The FRC has comprised the Commissioner, the Deputy-

    Family Responsibilities Commission Amendment Bill 2014
    Welfare reform is an approach to community development that commenced in 2008 in the communities of Hope Vale, Aurukun, Mossman Gorge and Coen. It aims to restore local authority, build stronger and more resilient communities and change behaviours in response to chronic levels of welfare dependency, social dysfunction and economic exclusion. The key component of welfare reform is the Family Respon

    Premier’s Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland
    The Queensland Government is committed to making Queensland a safe place for everyone to live. There has been an increase in occurrences of domestic and family violence in recent years. Queensland’s domestic and family violence support system is complex, with several government departments administering police, legal, housing and other support services. There are also a number of non-government o

    Family Responsibilities Commission Amendment Regulation 2014
    Welfare reform is an approach to community development that is in place in the communities of Hope Vale, Aurukun, Mossman Gorge and Coen. Welfare reform aims to restore local authority, build stronger and more resilient communities and change behaviours in response to chronic levels of welfare dependency, social dysfunction and economic exclusion. The Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC), a ce

    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

    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

    Report of the Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence
    The Queensland Government is committed to making Queensland a safe place for everyone to live. Domestic and family violence is a serious and complex issue resulting in significant human and economic costs to Queenslanders and the Queensland economy. The Taskforce, chaired by The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, was established on 10 August 2014. Its Terms of Reference and membership were anno

    Appointments to Family Responsibilities Commission
    The Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC) is a statutory body established under the Family Responsibilities Commission Act 2008 (the Act) and is the central feature of welfare reform. The FRC operates to restore local Indigenous authority and build stronger and more resilient communities by attaching behavioural obligations to the receipt of welfare payments. The FRC currently comprises the Co

    Family Responsibilities Commission Amendment Bill 2015
    The Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC) is a key mechanism supporting the Welfare Reform program operating in the communities of Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale, Mossman Gorge and Doomadgee. Welfare Reform is designed to restore local authority and build stronger and more resilient communities. The FRC operates by convening conferences in relation to community members brought to its attention throug

    Appointment Principal Commissioner Queensland Family and Child Commission
    The Family and Child Commission Act 2014 provides that there is to be a Principal Commissioner of the Queensland Family and Child Commission. The role of the Principal Commissioner includes ensuring that the Commission performs its functions under the Act effectively and efficiently. The functions of the Principal Commissioner are also to control the Commission and to record, analyse, research

    Relationships Civil Partnerships and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015
    The Relationships (Civil Partnerships) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015 implements the Government’s election commitment to restore civil partnership ceremonies. The Bill ensures that adult couples, regardless of their gender, can have an official civil partnership ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate their relationships. The Bill reinstates civil partnership ceremonies by: renaming the Relatio

    Review of the operation of the Adoption Act 2009
    The Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs has initiated a review of the operation of the Adoption Act 2009 (the Act) and will review the impact of Queensland’s adoption legislation on children and families. The Act requires the Minister to ensure the operation of the Act is reviewed, as soon as practicable, five years after comm

    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

    Review of the operation of the Adoption Act 2009
    The Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence has finalised a review of the operation of the Adoption Act 2009 and produced a report on the outcomes of the review. In September 2015 the Minister released the discussion paper, ‘Public consultation for the review of the operation of the Adoption Act 2009’, and

    The next chapter in child protection legislation for Queensland
    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 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 protection and

    Adoption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence finalised a review of the operation of the Adoption Act 2009 and tabled a report in Parliament on the outcomes of the review on 8 August 2016. The review found that, while the Adoption Act was continuing to work effectively, there were opportunities to enhance ce

    Implementation of Queensland Family and Child Commission Report into Queensland children missing from out-of-home care and Supplementary Review
    On 11 July 2016, the Premier and Minister for the Arts publicly released the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) report When a Child is missing – Remembering Tiahleigh – A report into Queensland’s children missing from out-of-home care (the When a Child is Missing report), and the Government committed to implement all 29 recommendations of the report. As required in recommendation 28 in

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    12 May, 2016

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