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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 4 Hansard (17 March) . . Page.. 1269..


In the investigation of many child protection matters, Care and Protection Services find that as more information comes to hand through the investigation process, concerns escalate over a period of time. In relation to this matter, I am advised that Care and Protection Services commenced an application for a Care and Protection Order only when they had sufficient evidence pursuant to the legislation.

(4) The Supreme Court ruling did not find the actions of Care and Protection Services had been unlawful.

(5) Care and Protection Services did not act in an unlawful or inappropriate manner.

(6) This information is confidential pursuant to sections 404 & 405 of the Children and Young People Act 1999.

(7) This information is confidential pursuant to sections 404 & 405 of the Children and Young People Act 1999.

(8) This information is confidential pursuant to sections 404 & 405 of the Children and Young People Act 1999. All actions by Care and Protection Services in relation to this matter were in strict accordance with the legislation and were not in violation of any order.

(9) This information is confidential pursuant to sections 404 & 405 of the Children and Young People Act 1999.

(10) It is a matter of public record that on 24 December 2004 in the Supreme Court, the father appealed a decision made by the Children's Court on 20 December 2004.

(11) It is a matter of public record that the father won this appeal and it was ordered that the child be returned to the father.

(12) This information is confidential pursuant to sections 404 & 405 of the Children and Young People Act 1999. All actions by Care and Protection Services in relation to this matter were in strict accordance with the legislation and were not in violation of any order.

(13) The Office for Children, Youth and Family Support was not aware of the administrative error and therefore the unlawful nature of the order until 24 December 2004.

(14) The Office for Children, Youth and Family Support was not aware of the administrative error and therefore the unlawful nature of the order until 24 December 2004.

(15) The Office for Children, Youth and Family Support was not aware of the administrative error and therefore the unlawful nature of the order until 24 December 2004.

(16) The Office for Children, Youth and Family Support was not aware of the administrative error and therefore the unlawful nature of the order until 24 December 2004.

Children-childcare centres

(Question No 165)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Children, Youth and Family Support, upon notice, on 16 February 2005:


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