The Liberals’ Vicki Dunne is making hay from the latest in a long line of reviews into child protection in the ACT:
As the ACT Labor Government launches yet another review into care and protection, it is clear that the only way to fix the systems entrenched problems is through a change of government, according to ACT Shadow Family and Community Services Minister, Vicki Dunne.
Seven years ago, the ACT Labor Government was warned through the Vardon review of the care and protection system that there is a critical lack of quality placement options for children and young people needing the care and protection of the Territory Parent, Mrs Dunne said today.
Last year, the Public Advocate slammed the same government, for the same problems, saying care and protection breached the law 24 times which had a serious and detrimental impact on children for whom the Director General has responsibility.
After seven years of failing our most vulnerable children, the time for tokenism is over. This ACT Labor Government cannot manage care and protection and another review will not change that, or fix its inherent cultural problems.