On 9 August 2017, the Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence introduced the Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2017.
The Bill proposes important changes to Queensland's child protection laws and progresses the priority reforms arising from the review.
Key proposed changes aim to achieve:
- permanency and stability for children, now and throughout their lives, including support when they leave care;
- the safe care and connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with their families, communities and cultures; and
- a contempory information sharing framework focused on children's safety and wellbeing
For more information on the changes see The next chapter in child protection legislation for Queensland, directions statement
The Bill was referred to the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee for consideration.
The committee invites submissions addressing any aspect of the Bill from all interested parties.
Guidelines for making a submission to a parliamentary committee are available here - Guide to making a submission.
The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 30 August 2017, at 4:00pm
To find out more information go to the Queensland Parliament website