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Review of child protection decisions in the ACT

ACT Government is currently consulting the community on the discussion paper, Review of child protection decisions in the ACT.

Background

In April 2016, the Report of the Inquiry: Review into the system level responses to family violence in the ACT (the Glanfield Report) made a number of recommendations relating to the operations of Child and Youth Protection Services (CYPS).

Recommendation 12 of the Glanfield Report stated:

‘A review should be undertaken of what decisions made by CYPS should be subject to internal or external merits review. The review should have regard to the position of other jurisdictions and be chaired by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate.’

To address this recommendation, a working group was established including representatives from the Justice and Community Safety Directorate, the Community Services Directorate and the Coordinator-General for Family Safety.

As part of their work, a discussion paper, Review of child protection decisions

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Capital guidelines retirement villages

These draft guidelines are intended to provide clarity and consistency around the maintenance and replacement of capital items in retirement villages, by providing examples of their application in practical scenarios.  The Draft Retirement Villages (Capital…

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The Road Safety Advisory Board and Fund

The Road Safety Advisory Board is a non-statutory body, comprising an ACT Government executive as chair, and appointment of nominees from the two ACT CTP insurers, three road user representatives and two road safety experts. …

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Evaluation of Bicycle Passing Distances in the ACT findings released

Minister for Road Safety Shane Rattenbury has released the findings of a University of Adelaide study research into compliance with the ACT’s minimum passing rules to coincide with the launch ACT’s participation in National Road…

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Government response to the Inquest into the death in custody of Steven Freeman

The Minister for Corrective Services Shane Rattenbury has released the government response to Coroner's Cook's findings on the Inquest into the death in custody of Steven Freeman.

On 23 August 2018,…

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