Today’s media update leads with calls for new scrutiny of long-term impacts of abuse by church clergy in Victoria. Also included are the DHS management take-over of a Warrnambool residential care service, the release of reports and data on deaths and serious incidents regarding kids in State care, and the reports on the review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.
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Long-term impacts of abuse face new scrutiny
- Calls for coroner to re-open abuse suicide cases, Radio National AM, 16 September 2011
DHS assumes management of residential care service
- State takes action on teen care unit, The Age, 16 September 2011
- State takes the reins as minister acts on Community Connections, The Standard, 16 September 2011
Release of data on death and serious incidents in State care
- 27 ‘known’ Vic children died in 12 months, The Age online, 15 September 2011
- Kids dying in State care, Herald Sun, 15 September 2011
- Suffer not the little children, Herald Sun, 15 September 2011
Review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities
- Handle with care, The Age, 15 September 2011
- Committee says charter should apply to new laws only, ABC 774 Melbourne online, 15 September 2011
Related Centre media
The issues of the release of data and the review of the charter were jointly considered in a media release issued by the Centre yesterday:
- Data on kids in care, stronger charter would lead to better outcomes, 15 September 2011
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