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ACT wants to keep child protection power

Posted By Thumper On 3 July 2008 @ 12:07 pm In News | 2 Comments

The SMH is reporting [1]that the The ACT government wants to retain responsibility for managing child protection services, despite a recent case of young children found living in squalor in a Canberra suburb.

The matter is likely to be discussed at Thursday’s Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting of federal, state and territory leaders in Sydney.

“Child protection is essentially a state and territory issue,” ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope told reporters outside the meeting on Thursday.

I totally agree. It’s a state issue and the Commonwealth should be allowed to proceed without Commonwealth interference.

[Ed. (Jazz) Riot's previous coverage includes Vicki Dunne's call for action [2], Katy Gallagher's defence of the welfare workers involved [3], and the original instace of neglected children [4]]

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[1] SMH is reporting : http://news.smh.com.au/national/act-wants-to-keep-child-protection-power-20080703-30yf.html

[2] Vicki Dunne's call for action: http://the-riotact.com/?p=7856

[3] Katy Gallagher's defence of the welfare workers involved: http://the-riotact.com/?p=7845

[4] neglected children: http://the-riotact.com/?p=7821

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