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Dunne calls for review into neglect case

Posted By Thumper On 1 July 2008 @ 3:09 pm In Politics | 18 Comments

ABC online is reporting [1]that the ACT Opposition is seeking an independent review should be held into a child neglect case [2]in Canberra.

A 35-year-old woman was last week charged with neglect after police found her four children living in squalor in a house in Ainslie.

Care and protection workers visited the family a few days earlier but found no reason to remove the children.

Liberal MLA Vicki Dunne says a review should be held into the matter.

Frankly I can’t see the point of having a review into the matter. There is no doubt that there was a monumental failure by the agencies involved, but this does not mean that Dunne should use it to score cheap politcal points. She would be better off sitting down with Katy Gallagher and working out the best way forward and how to ensure that this never again happens.


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[1] online is reporting : http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/06/30/2289984.htm

[2] child neglect case : http://the-riotact.com/?p=7821

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