Archives for March, 2014

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AUDITOR GENERAL: SYSTEM IN CRISIS, PLAN WON’T WORK

Victoria’s child protection system is in crisis and vulnerable children are at risk, an Auditor-General’s report has found. The report into Residential Care Services for Children found that funding and resources for the system are dangerously inadequate. The problem will only get worse, with 29..

WOOLDRIDGE RESPONSE FALLS SHORT FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN

Embattled Minister Mary Wooldridge’s response to the crisis in Victoria’s child protection system doesn’t go far enough. Earlier this month, it was revealed that organised rings of paedophiles were preying on vulnerable children in state care. These revelations forced the Government to announce a five-year-plan..

WEIGHBRIDGE FATTENED UP FOR PRIVATISATION

Victorian Labor has launched a petition to save the Weighbridge Aged Care facility in Flemington. Weighbridge, a psychogeriatric facility specialising in aged care for residents with mental health issues, is set to close in June this year after Denis Napthine’s aged care sell-off. Earlier this..