The dispute between child protection workers and the Victorian Government again leads our media update. Legal action over past abuse in care, lack of support for children of prisoners, a contentious DHS compensation offer over a 2005 teenager’s death, a recent case of a girl abused while in State care, and a new book on leaving care also feature.
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Child protection industrial dispute
- Child protection cap lifted, Bendigo Advertiser, 21 November 2011
- Child protection workers suspend industrial action, The Age, 20 November 2011
- Government secures end to union child protection work bans,
Victorian Government media release, 20 November 2011
- Unallocated with case overload the true culprit, CPSU media release, 18 November 2011
- The Government attempts to stop industrial bans, ABC 7.30 Victoria, 18 November 2011
- ‘Compromise’ key to ending pay disputes, ABC Central Victoria, 18 November 2011
Former State wards sue Victorian Government
- Boys’ home residents seek compensation for abuse, Herald Sun, 21 November 2011
Children of prisoners
- Prisoners’ children left with no support, The Age, 21 November 2011
Confidentiality, no liability conditions criticised in DHS compensation offer
- Pensioner Michelle Stewart refuses to be gagged with $220,000 in hush money,
Sunday Herald Sun, 20 November 2011
- Compo offered with unfair strings attached, Sunday Herald Sun, 20 November 2011
Abuse while in care
- Porridge for risotto monster, Sunday Herald Sun, 20 November 2011
- Chef’s sex offences add to DHS shame, Sunday Herald Sun, 20 November 2011
New leaving care book
- Caring better for troubled teens would save us all, Sunday Herald Sun, 20 November 2011
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