PeakCare Submissions – 2016

On 17th October 2016, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the consultation paper Records and recordkeeping practices to improve the management of and access to institutional records about child sexual abuse relating to children and young people living in out-of-home care. View submission.

On 14th September 2016, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the Limitation of Actions (Institutional Child Sexual Abuse) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 introduced to Queensland Parliament in August 2016 to create a more accessible civil litigation system for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, and promote efficiency, transparency and consistency in the administration of justice where a number of people have suffered loss, injury or damage as result of a multiple wrong. View submission.

On 7th September 2016, PeakCare lodged this submission in response to Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 addressing recommendations to implement information sharing across agencies to improve responses to case handling, and to ensure a cohesive legislative framework for domestic and family violence throughout Queensland contained in the report Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic Violence in Queensland by the special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence. View submission.

On 11th May 2016, PeakCare lodged a submission at a public hearing in response to the Child Protection (Mandatory Reporting – Mason’s Law) Amendment Bill 2016 to extend mandatory reporting requirements to the early childhood education and care sector. Click here to view the transcript of Lindsay Wegener’s statement to the hearing.

On 26th April 2016, PeakCare lodged a submission to the Queensland Family and Child Commission in response to Strengthening the sector: A strategy for working together for a responsive and sustainable service system across the child protection and family support sector released fro consultation as a draft strategy for improving the operation and delivery of child protection services in Queensland. View submission.

On 26th April 2016, PeakCare lodged a submission in writing in response to the Child Protection (Mandatory Reporting – Mason’s Law) Amendment Bill 2016 to extend mandatory reporting requirements to the early childhood education and care sector. View submission.

On 26th April 2016, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the consultation paper Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Out-of-Home Care released in March 2016 as part of the Royal Commission to seek stakeholder input in approaching perceived deficits in levels of protection, care and support caused by inconsistencies across state and territory out-of-home care services. View submission.

On 26th April 2016, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the consultation paper Best practice principles in responding to complaints of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts released in March 2016 to seek views on best practice principles for responding to concerns raised of child sexual abuse. View submission.

On 18th April 2016, PeakCare lodged this submission in response to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee’s inquiry in December 2015 into whether it is appropriate and desirable to legislate for a Human Rights Act in Queensland other than through a constitutionally entrenched model. View submission.

On 5th April 2016, PeakCare presented a summary of its views on the effect of reduced Commonwealth funding for state and territory-provided schools to the Senate Select Committee on School Funding Investment at a public hearing. Click here to view a transcript of Lindsay Wegener’s statement to the Committee.

On 18th March 2016, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the Senate Select Committee on School Funding Investment Inquiry into the effect of reduced Commonwealth funding for state and territory-provided schools. View submission.

On 11th March 2016, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the discussion paper Public consultation for the review of the Adoption Act 2009, as part of a fixed term review required by the Act. View submission.

On 12th February 2016, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the Youth justice reform: Discussion paper released by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. View submission.

On 26th January 2016, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 introduced to Queensland Parliament in December 2015 to repeal reforms effected by the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 in light of evidence that increasing the severity of punishment is ineffective in reducing recidivism, particularly for children and young people. View submission.