Our Opinion

Walking the COVID-19 and child protection tightrope

Walking the COVID-19 and child protection tightrope

Australian governments having been walking a tightrope balancing their investment in strategies aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 with those aimed at ensuring that when outbreaks occur, individuals who contract the illness are quickly identified and treated....

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Out of sight – not out of mind

Out of sight – not out of mind

A few weeks ago, Nathan Morris, an ABC journalist, was prompted by the death of a child who had been missing for four years before her body was discovered, to write an article featuring commentary by PeakCare’s Lindsay Wegener. Whilst electing to not comment on the...

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Quashing of the George Pell convictions

The fact that it took the over-turning of Cardinal George Pell’s conviction to bounce COVID-19 from the lead story in many news bulletins on Tuesday night says something about the seriousness with which Australians have viewed his case and the strongly held and...

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Youth justice – the eyes of the world are watching

As reported on in our 21st February edition of eNews, with repeated calls by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for Australia to raise the age at which children can be held ‘criminally responsible’, the Council of Attorneys-General, which consists...

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State Budget 2020 – What we really really want!

The State Budget is due to be released on 28th April, around two months earlier than usual, and undoubtedly the Queensland Government and its various agencies are now well and truly embroiled in the argy-bargy of determining how and on what taxpayer dollars are best...

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State versus Church (and maybe the Law)

Last week, the Courier Mail published an on-line opinion piece by PeakCare’s Lindsay Wegener, which we gather from correspondence that we have received has hit a raw nerve for some. Lindsay’s commentary was about the looming battle between Church and State over the...

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Big Drugs Bust – SHOCKING!

Big Drugs Bust – SHOCKING!

Over recent weeks, there has been a proliferation of seemingly unrelated media reports concerning the use of substances by Australian adults, young people and children, some legal and some illegal. Alarmingly, we have read about the United Nations’ concerns about the...

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The Home Stretch – Next Steps

The Home Stretch – Next Steps

Hot on the heels of the public launch of Queensland’s Home Stretch Campaign in Brisbane on the 28th November, the Palaszczuk Government has announced a significant boost in initiatives to support young people leaving care. These initiatives that have been brought...

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