Should be Sorry

by PeakCare Qld on 27th September 2011

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on 12th December 2016

If you were unable to attend PeakCare’s AGM on Wednesday, 7th December 2016, make sure you read the enthralling speech delivered by the Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP, Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence.

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The Queensland Government Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (the department) wishes to advise of the release of an Expression of Interest (EOI) for Mount Isa / Gulf Family Support and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention and Support Services

More about the Royal Commission into the South Australian child protection system

by PeakCare Qld
on 18th August 2016

The South Australian Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report, The life they deserve, was released in early August 2016. The report is presented in two volumes. The first volume sets out what the Royal Commission did to examine the adequacy of current laws and policies to protect children and young people, system deficits and 260 recommendations addressing a wide range of structural, system and practice aspects across the SA government and service system. The second volume contains 5 case studies that examine the operation of the system and practice quality in specific areas. Four focus on the individual circumstances of young children, intervening in high risk families, leaving care, and children with complex needs in out of home care.

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Below is a copy of Lindsay Wegener's letter sent to the Editor of the Sunday Mail in response to an article by Mr Andrew Bolt

Click here to read the artcle.

"Andrew Bolt's sorry sense of humour in questioning the truth of the Stolen Generations should be stated for what it is - not funny!  Let the truth be told, as Mr Bolt calls for, and instead of quibbling about whether or not some Aboriginal people meet the criteria for claiming to have been stolen as he does, honestly acknowledge the legacy of Government policies of the past that sought the eradication of a race of people.  Let the truth be told about the findings of the 1997 Bringing Them Home Report which estimated that between one-third and one-tenth of all Aboriginal children were forcibly removed from their families during the era of the Stolen Generations.  Let the truth also be told about the Government-ordered punitive expeditions that continued until the 1930s, the Slaughterhouse Creek, Myall Creek and other large-scale massacres of Aboriginal people, the poisoning of flour left for the consumption of Aboriginal adults and children, and the widespread decimation of Aboriginal people through the introduction of diseases such as smallpox, influenza and measles.  Let the truth be told so that all Australians can be sorry for the injustices meted out to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the past and can move on to creating a better future.  Mr Bolt's sarcasm and quibbles add nothing to the debates of either side of politics in working out the best way for this to occur and insult the compassion of all Australians both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. " 

Lindsay Wegener
Executive Director
PeakCare Queensland

Please add your voice in objecting to the sentiments expressed within the article by Mr Andrew Bolt by also writing to the Editor of the Sunday Mail and/ or emailing your comments to groberts@peakcare.org.au.

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