Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 10 Hansard (Tuesday, 12 September 2017) . . Page.. 3525 ..
August 2019, after phase 3 is complete. The review’s primary focus will be to inform system-wide improvements that will fully realise the Aboriginal child placement principle in the ACT. Case planning for each Indigenous child and young person currently involved in the child protection system will be independently reviewed to ensure those children are thriving and are supported to maintain connections with their family, culture and community.We will learn much about the child protection system from this review, including how our systems can change to be more culturally safe, inclusive and culturally proficient. However, as previously outlined in relation to some of the precursors to child abuse and neglect, it is important that we realise that not all, and indeed perhaps not even most, of the lessons we will learn will be lessons solely for the child protection system. There will be lessons for other government agencies and community-based organisations.
This review will provide the most comprehensive exploration of what leads to families’ involvement in the child protection system and how various systems responded. As a service system, we must be ready for these lessons. I encourage all in our community to commit to the process and support this review. Let us commit to delivering an independent review of the scale that is necessary to make a real difference in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families in the ACT.
I present the following paper:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in care in the ACT—Ministerial statement, 12 September 2017.
That the Assembly take note of the paper.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee
Scrutiny report 9
MS CODY (Murrumbidgee) (11.32): I present the following report:
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 9, dated 5 September 2017, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.
I seek leave to make a brief statement.
MS CODY: Scrutiny report 9 contains the committee’s comments on seven bills, 19 pieces of subordinate legislation, three government responses and one regulatory