The ABC has a story on huge rises in the numbers of reported child abuse in the ACT since the Government actually put processes in place to collect the numbers.
it seems roughly 10% of reported abuses are found to have substance. In the current financial year they’re well on track to record a wopping 10,000 reports. Indicating that one in 300 Canberrans is an abused child.
How many children are there in the ACT anyway?
UPDATED: Katy’s media release is now online with a weirdly triumphal headline: “CARE AND PROTECTION FIGURES CONTINUE TO SOAR”
Also we have a laundry list of procedural changes promoted as achievements.