Media

2017

Claims children in state care being ‘doped up’
Courier Mail
23rd February 2017

 

2016

Opinion: Status quo is no option when it comes to child protection
PeakCare’s Lindsay Wegener’s opinion piece in the Courier Mail
31st October 2016

Queensland Child Safety stats ‘not good enough’
9News
26th October 2016

PeakCare’s Lindsay Wegener: “We can not let politics interfere with the progress of these reforms”
ABC
26th September 2016

A Queensland child protection body has cautioned the state government against reforming the sector in a piece-meal fashion
MSN
26th September 2016

Multiple reviews, inquiries into child safety could confuse implementation of earlier recommendations
ABC
26th September 2016

Queensland foster care ‘not in crisis’ says Minister, Government urged to avoid ‘piecemeal’ reform
ABC
26th September 2016

System feeling strain as pressure forces high turnover of foster families
Courier Mail
26th September 2016

Blue Card can be used as licence to offend, says child protection expert
Courier Mail
25th September 2016

Queensland child care: Money cannot fix the system until the system itself is changed
Courier Mail
24th September 2016

Police dig up foster family’s yard in Tiahleigh Palmer murder investigation
PM with Mark Colvin
23rd September 2016

Calls for review into Queensland foster care system after murder of Tiahleigh Palmer
AM with Michael Brissenden
21st September 2016

Child Safety debate deserves better than mudslinging
Sydney Morning Herald
1st September 2016

Opinion: Turning up the heat on youth detention
Sydney Morning Herald
8th August 2016

Opinion: Turning up the heat on youth detention
Brisbane Times
8th August 2016

Opinion: The ultimate betrayal of Australia’s Children
Courier Mail
23rd July 2016

Community services sector speaks out about child protection reforms
In the midst of intense public scrutiny again being placed on the delivery of child protection services in Queensland, the States key child protection peak bodies (PeakCare Queensland, Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak [QATSICPP], Foster Care Queensland and CREATE Foundation) have elected to speak out about matters that are of most concern to them.
22nd July 2016

Quarterly Report to end of March 2016 released
ABC News
21st July 2016

Helping kids at risk of violence and abuse
Ten Play
21st July 2016

Unsafe as houses: Child safety risk factors multiplying
Courier Mail
21st July 2016

Call for mandatory reporting in Queensland childcare
ABC Radio
14th July 2016

Mason Jet Lee’s death shines spotlight on danger zones
Courier Mail
12th July 2016

When a child is missing: Remembering Tialeigh ? A Report into Queenslands children missing from out-of-home care
Hear Tialeigh’s mother, Cindy Palmer speaking with Channel 7 followed by Emma Griffith from 612 ABC Brisbane speaking with Principal Commissioner Cheryl Vardon from the Queensland Family and Child Commission followed by commentary by Lindsay Wegener, PeakCares Executive Director. You’ll need to jump to 2 hours and 2 minutes to hear this broadcast.
11th July 2016

Queensland Government launches review into death of toddler
9News
11th July 2016

‘Tragic bungle’ before toddler’s death
Courier Mail
10th July 2016

Queensland Government reviews Mason Lee death
Sky News
10th July 2016

Horrific toddler death
Ten News
10th July 2016

Children left in unsafe homes for weeks as Child Safety struggles to investigate complaints
Courier Mail
28th January 2016

 

2015

Small businesses vehemently opposed to Labors plan to reduce number of ministries
Courier Mail
January 15, 2015

Radio interview with Lindsay Wegener
4BC
January 28,2015

Queensland Election 2015: Child protection missing from campaign agenda
Brisbane Times
January 30, 2015

Queensland Election 2015: Child protection missing from campaign agenda
Sydney Morning Herald
January 30, 2015

Queensland Election 2015: Child protection missing from campaign agenda
The North West Star
January 30, 2015

Alarming figures show number of Indigenous children in state care rising
The Courier Mail
March 31, 2015

Still too Many Kids in Care
Westender
March 31, 2015

Region in need of Indigenous carers for foster children
The Morning Bulletin
April 2, 2015

Charity committed to reducing number of Indigenous kids in care
ABC North Queensland
April 13, 2015

Queensland budget 2015
ABC News
July 14, 2015

Queensland State Budget 2015
Brisbane Times
July 15, 2015

Queensland budget 2015
101.5 FM
July 16, 2015

Queensland budget well received by LGAQ
Government News
July 16, 2015

 

2014

Grandparents stepping up to care for children
Whitsunday Times
June 10, 2014

 

2013

QLD Indigenous kids 9 times more likely to be removed from their families
ABC Radio
January 14, 2013

Child Protection in Queensland
ABC Radio
July 1, 2013

Troubled Teens
Ten News
July 1, 2013

Child Safety Groups Pleased with Inquiry
7 News
July 1, 2013

PeakCare Qld to tackle child abuse and neglect
4ZZZ Radio
July 9, 2013

Newman Government’s law and order crackdown rolls on with plan to send troubled teens to boarding schools
The Courier Mail
November 11, 2013

 

2012

Call for multiple commissioners for child sexual abuse inquiry
ABC Radio
December 18, 2012

Question for the minister: Why is your department partly blaming the child victims of sex crimes, and their parents, for the incidents??
Courier Mail
December 3, 2012

The Child Protection Inquiry raises questions
Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA)
October 31, 2012

Reaction mixed to Premier Campbell Newman Government’s first Budget
Courier Mail
September 11, 2012

Queensland’s Child Protection Inquiry uncovering the complexities of working with abused children
Courier Mail
September 5, 2012

Child Protection Body wants End to Crisis
ABC 7.30 (Stateline)
August 17, 2012

Children’s residential costs revealed as inquiry opens
The Courier Mail
August 14, 2012

Child Protection Inquiry considers mandatory reporting for priests
ABC Television News
August 13, 2012

Inquiry begins into child protection system
ABC Radio 612
August 13, 2012

Reporting of child abuse under microscope

ABC Radio 612
August 13, 2012

At-risk children pay high price
The Courier-Mail
July 02, 2012

Why are children still made to suffer?
The Courier Mail
June 30, 2012

Child safety inquiry launched in Qld
Sky News
June 29, 2012

Qld child protection inquiry announced but jobs slashed
ABC Radio
June 29, 2012

Dealing with indigenous anomalies
The Courier Mail
June 28, 2012

Kids in care next stolen generation
The Courier Mail
June 28, 2012

More children being removed
The Courier Mail
June 26, 2012

Child abuse investigations cost thousands
The Courier Mail
June 26, 2012

Child protection services in the spotlight
ABC Radio
26 June 2012

Kids in care – a lost generation?
ABC Radio
May 31, 2012

Child protection is failing children
ABC Lateline
May 30, 2012

Apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of Queensland
ABC Radio
May 26, 2012

Welfare groups say sorry for injustices
Brisbane Times
May 25, 2012

Why are at-risk children still in danger?
The Sunday Mail
March 18, 2012

System fails our children
The Sunday Mail
March 18, 2012

Child protection workers overworked and underskilled
ABC Radio 612
February 14, 2012

Children left with ‘unqualified carers’
Brisbane Times
February 14, 2012

 

2011

Care can’t end when kids hit 18
The Courier Mail
November 25, 2011

Group calls for funding to ease transition
City News
November 22, 2011

Carers are our unsung champions
The Courier Mail
August 5, 2011

Foster kids over-prescribed ADHD drugs
The Courier Mail
February 26, 2011