Latest News

Inspector of Detention Services Bill 2021

On 28 October 2021, Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence introduced the Inspector of Detention Services Bill 2021 into the Queensland Parliament. The purpose of this Bill is to promote the improvement of services that provide for the detention of people (including children and young people who are detained on remand or sentence) and the places in which their detention occurs. The Bill focuses on promoting and upholding the humane treatment of those who are detained, including the conditions of their detention, and preventing them from being subjected to harm, including torture and cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment. The Bill provides for the creation of an independent Inspector role over adult correctional services, youth detention centres and police watchhouses.

The Bill was referred to the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee for detailed consideration. The committee was required to table its report by 21 January 2022.

For more information, view the 20 written submissions sent to the Committee including PeakCare’s submission.

Care experienced Youth Advisory Group to be appointed in Queensland

Youth Advisory Group to be appointed as key outcome of Queensland’s Residential Care Review, updated HSQF soon applicable, PeakCare’s new…

Read More

DCSSDS Motor Vehicle Safety Guidelines – FAQs and Clarifications

In late 2023, the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services released the Motor Vehicle Safety – Guidelines for Child…

Read More

Universities Accord Final Report released, legislative changes, and foster carer engagement

The Universities Accord Final Report has been released, containing recommendations to reform Australia’s higher education system. It’s also Queensland Women’s…

Read More

Submit a Comment





Care experienced Youth Advisory Group to be appointed in Queensland

Youth Advisory Group to be appointed as key outcome of Queensland’s Residential Care Review, updated HSQF soon applicable, PeakCare’s new…

Read More

DCSSDS Motor Vehicle Safety Guidelines – FAQs and Clarifications

In late 2023, the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services released the Motor Vehicle Safety – Guidelines for Child…

Read More

Universities Accord Final Report released, legislative changes, and foster carer engagement

The Universities Accord Final Report has been released, containing recommendations to reform Australia’s higher education system. It’s also Queensland Women’s…

Read More