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NAPTHINE WEAKENS CHILD PROTECTION

Denis Napthine is attempting to reduce the Victorian Government’s responsibility for child protection cases, removing the important oversight of the Department of Human Services (DHS). The Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Permanent Care and Other Matters) Bill 2014 removes the ability of the Court, when..

MINISTER A MESS IN ‘KIDS IN CARS’ CRACKDOWN

The Napthine Government’s policy to prevent children being left unattended in cars is already unravelling. Children’s Minister Wendy Lovell struggled to explain the basic details of the policy, providing conflicting advice and causing confusion. Ms Lovell was not clear on the maximum age of children..