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Your responses to the omission of child protection from the Schedule of Critical Industries

The graphic above contains snippets of the comments entered in response to PeakCare’s COVID-19 Edition of our eNews. Most comments have focused on the omission of child protection from the Queensland Government’s Schedule of Critical Industries. You can read the comments in full by clicking here.

After reading the posted comments, enter your own – anonymously if you prefer. You do not need to be an executive or senior manager of an organisation to enter a comment. We would especially like to hear from residential care workers and others in the front-line of service delivery about how the omission of child protection from the Schedule of Critical Industries is impacting you. This is a way of assisting PeakCare to bring your concerns to the attention of the relevant decision-makers. Make sure that your voices are heard!

On a related matter, your attention is drawn to the Thumbs Up we have given in this edition to Neil Young and Joni Mitchell for the highly principled stand they took in having their music catalogues withdrawn from Spotify for as long as Spotify continues to host the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. A petition signed by hundreds of medical and scientific professionals demanding that Spotify cease spreading the unfounded COVID misinformation promoted by Joe Rogan preceded the stand taken by Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. It’s fantastic to see legendary singer-songwriters continuing to display the same fire-in-the-belly convictions and passion for social causes that characterised their youth. Imagine what might happen if all artists joined them in taking this stand… Imagine what might happen if all community services organisations took a stand against the spread of COVID misinformation in Queensland… Imagine what might happen if all community services organisations took a stand in demanding that child protection be listed as a Critical Industry…

Elsewhere in this edition, you will also notice other Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down articles – more than we usually publish in a single edition. It was especially pleasing to include a massive Thumbs Up to Cath Bartolo, Chief Executive Officer of YFS on being awarded Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community of Logan. PeakCare extends our warmest congratulations and best wishes to Ms Bartolo.

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