PeakCare Submissions

View PeakCare submissions by year by selecting the drop down arrow to the left or listed below.

2019

Submission to the Queensland Productivity Commission in response to the inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism’s draft report

On 17th April 2019, PeakCare lodged a submission to the Queensland Productivity Commission in response to the inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism’s draft report. View submission.

Submission to the Australian Government Productivity Commission in response to the Consultation Paper: What is known about systems that enable the ‘public health approach’ to protecting children’

On 21st March 2019, PeakCare lodged a submission to the Australian Government Productivity Commission in response to the Consultation Paper: What is known about systems that enable the ‘public health approach’ to protecting children’ with a specific focus on the main barriers and enablers to implementing the public health approach for child protection in Australia. View submission.

Submission to the Parliamentary Committee in response to inquiries into the Criminal Code and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 and Criminal Code and Other Legislation (Mason Jett Lee) Amendment Bill 2019

On 12th March 2019, PeakCare lodged a submission to the Parliamentary Committee in response to inquiries into the Criminal Code and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 and Criminal Code and Other Legislation (Mason Jett Lee) Amendment Bill 2019. View submission.

2018

Submission to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee in response to the Human Rights Bill 2018

On 26th November 2018, PeakCare lodged a submission to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee in response to the Human Rights Bill 2018. View submission.

Submission to the Honourable Grace Grace MP Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations in response to Portable Long Service Leave for the Social and Community Services Sector

On 26th September 2018, PeakCare lodged a submission to the Honourable Grace Grace MP Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations in response to Portable Long Service Leave for the Social and Community Services Sector, which allows a worker to accumulate long service leave entitlements based upon their continuous service in an industry, rather than with a single employer. View submission.

Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee in response to the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card Trial Expansion) Bill 2018

On 2nd August 2018, PeakCare lodged a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee in response to the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card Trial Expansion) Bill 2018, which seeks to expand the cashless debit card arrangements to a further trial site, to run until June 2020, specifies the class of trial participants for the area (Newstart, Youth Allowance (Jobseeker), and Parenting Payment recipients aged until 36 years), and increases the total number of trial participants, among other amendments. View submission.

Submission to the National Children’s Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission in response to Australia’s progress in implementing obligations to children under international law

On 23rd May 2018, PeakCare lodged a submission to the National Children’s Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission in response to Australia’s progress in implementing obligations to children under international law. View submission.

Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee in response to the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 and the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017

On 2nd February 2018, PeakCare lodged a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee in response to the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 and the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017. The Bills implement the Commonwealth’s response to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s Redress and Civil Litigation Report by establishing the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. View submission

2017

Submission to the Queensland Legal Affairs and Community Safety Parliamentary Committee in response to the Working with Children Legislation (Indigenous Communities) Amendment Bill 2017

On 18th August 2017, PeakCare lodged a submission to the Queensland Legal Affairs and Community Safety Parliamentary Committee in response to the Working with Children Legislation (Indigenous Communities) Amendment Bill 2017, with a specific focus on the interface with the Child Protection Act 1999 and working or volunteering with children and young people at risk of or subject to statutory child protection intervention. View submission.

Submission to the Queensland Family and Child Commission in response to the Review of the blue card system: Options paper

On 31st March 2017, PeakCare lodged a submission to the Queensland Family and Child Commission in response to the Review of the blue card system: Options paper that identified options for reform in three areas: strengthening the system, streamlining the operation of the system, and enhancing community participation. View submission.

Submission in response to the 2016 Consultation on the Review of the “Right to Information Act 2009” and “Information Privacy Act 2009” paper

On 3rd February 2017, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the 2016 Consultation on the Review of the “Right to Information Act 2009” and “Information Privacy Act 2009” paper as part of a legislatively mandated review of the efficacy of Queensland’s freedom of information laws. View submission.

Submission in response to the consultation paper Review about whether a domestic violence disclosure scheme should be introduced in Queensland released by the Queensland Law Reform Commission

On 3rd February 2017, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the consultation paper Review about whether a domestic violence disclosure scheme should be introduced in Queensland released by the Queensland Law Reform Commission in December 2016 as part of state government reform of domestic and family violence legislation. View submission.

Submission to the Queensland Family and Child Commission in response to the Review of the blue card system: Discussion paper

On 20th January 2017, PeakCare lodged a submission to the Queensland Family and Child Commission in response to the Review of the blue card system: Discussion paper. View submission.

Submission in response to the Review of the foster care system: Discussion paper released by the Queensland Family and Child Commission

On 20th January 2017, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the Review of the foster care system: Discussion paper released by the Queensland Family and Child Commission about mechanisms to strengthen carer assessment and approval processes, and safeguards for children in out-of-home care. View submission.

Submission in response to the options paper The next chapter in child protection legislation for Queensland

On 16th January 2017, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the options paper The next chapter in child protection legislation for Queensland, released in October 2016 as part of the broad scale Supporting Families Changing Futures reform program to review the design and implementation of child protection legislation in Queensland. View submission.

2016

Submission in response to the consultation paper Records and recordkeeping practices

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.

Submission in response to the Limitation of Actions (Institutional Child Sexual Abuse) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

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.

Submission in response to Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

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.

Submission at a public hearing in response to the Child Protection (Mandatory Reporting – Mason’s Law) Amendment Bill 2016

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.

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 

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 for consultation as a draft strategy for improving the operation and delivery of child protection services in Queensland. View submission.

Submission in writing in response to the Child Protection (Mandatory Reporting – Mason’s Law) Amendment Bill 2016

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.

Submission in response to the consultation paper Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Out-of-Home Care

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.

Submission in response to the consultation paper Best practice principles in responding to complaints of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts

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.

Submission in response to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee’s inquiry in December 2015

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.

Statement on the effect of reduced Commonwealth funding for state and territory-provided schools

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.

Submission in response to the Senate Select Committee on School Funding Investment Inquiry

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.

Submission in response to the discussion paper Public consultation for the review of the Adoption Act 2009

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.

Submission in response to the Youth justice reform: Discussion paper

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.

Submission in response to the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

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.

2015

Submission in response to a draft of the Director of Child Protection Litigation Bill 2016

On 19th November 2015, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to a draft of the Director of Child Protection Litigation Bill 2016 in response to recommendations by the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Inquiry) to establish an independent statutory agency within the Justice portfolio to make decisions regarding applications for and litigation of child protection orders. View submission.

Submission in response to the consultation draft of the Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2016

On 19th November 2015, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the consultation draft of the Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2016, released for stakeholder input on changes to court processes recommended by the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Inquiry). View submission.

Submission in response to the draft Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2015-2025

On 16th November 2015, Peakcare lodged a submission in response to the draft Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2015-2025, identifying the state government’s reform plan to eliminate domestic and family violence over the next decade. View submission.

Submission in response to the consultation paper Redress and civil litigation

On 5th March 2015, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the consultation paper Redress and civil litigation released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. View submission.

Submission in response to the Criminal Law (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2015

On 1st February 2015, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the Criminal Law (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2015, introduced as a result of recommendations in the report Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic Violence in Queensland by the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence, to extend the types of offences covered by the Criminal Code and increase the culpability of convicted offenders. View submission.

2014

Submission in response to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into out of home care

In November 2014, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into out of home care on the capacity and outcomes of current out-of-home care arrangements. View submission.

Submission in response to the report A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes: Interim Report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform

In August 2014, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the report A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes: Interim Report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform to the Minister for Social Services released by the Department of Social Services in June 2014. View submission.

Submission in response to the Family and Child Commission Bill 2014

On 14th April 2014, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the Family and Child Commission Bill 2014 introduced to Queensland Parliament in March 2014 to establish the Family and Child Commission as per recommendations of the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Inquiry). View submission.

Submission in response to the Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2014

On 14th April 2014, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2014 introduced to Queensland Parliament in March 2014 to implement recommendations of the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Inquiry) in relation to oversight of the child death review process, complains about the child protection system, changes to the administration of working with children checks, and improvements to the administration of the Childrens Court. View submission.

Submission in response to the Public Guardian Bill 2014

On 14th April 2014, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the Public Guardian Bill 2014 introduced to Queensland Parliament in March 2014 to provide the legislative framework for recommendations by the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Inquiry) to establish an Office of the Public Guardian and transfer to it, functions from the Commission for Children and Young People. View submission.

Submission in response to the Social Services Investment Framework: Draft for consultation

On 7th April 2014, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the Social Services Investment Framework: Draft for consultation to improve the performance of social services investment released by Queensland Treasury and Trade in March 2014. View submission.

2013

Submission in response to Issues Paper 4 – Preventing sexual abuse of children in out of home care

On 11th November 2013, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to Issues Paper 4 – Preventing sexual abuse of children in out of home care released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. View submission. Find more details on PeakCare’s responses to the Royal Commission here.

Submission in response to Issues Paper 3 – Child safe institutions released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

On 11th October 2013, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to Issues Paper 3 – Child safe institutions released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on improving organisational structure to support safer institutions for children. View submission. Find more details on PeakCare’s responses to the Royal Commission here.

Submission in response to the first issues paper released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Issues Paper 1 – Working with Children Check

On 12th August 2013, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the first issues paper released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Issues Paper 1 – Working with Children Check into the nature of the working with children check in Queensland. View submission. Find more details on PeakCare’s responses to the Royal Commission here.

Submission in response to the discussion paper Safer Streets Crime Action Plan – Youth Justice released by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General 

In June 2013, PeakCare lodged a submission in response to the discussion paper Safer Streets Crime Action Plan – Youth Justice released by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General to seek feedback for input into the government’s review of the youth justice system and reforms to address youth crime issues. View submission.

Submission in response to the discussion paper released by the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Inquiry) on the topic of ‘secure care’ as an option for children in Queensland

In March 2013, PeakCare lodged a response to the discussion paper released by the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Inquiry) on the topic of ‘secure care’ as an option for children in Queensland. View submission. Find more details on PeakCare’s responses to the Carmody Inquiry here.

Submission in response to the discussion paper released by the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Inquiry) on the topic of permanency planning for children in out of home care and the role of adoption

In February 2013, PeakCare lodged a response to the discussion paper released by the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Inquiry) on the topic of permanency planning for children in out of home care and the role of adoption. View submission. Find more details on PeakCare’s responses to the Carmody Inquiry here.

Submission in response to the discussion paper released by the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry on the state of the Queensland child protection system and options for reform

In February 2013, PeakCare lodged a response to the discussion paper released by the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry on the state of the Queensland child protection system and options for reform. View submission. Find more details on PeakCare’s responses to the Carmody Inquiry here.

Submission in response to the consultation paper released by the Commonwealth Attorney-General canvassing views on the form and function of the proposed Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

On 29th November 2012, PeakCare lodged a response to the consultation paper released by the Commonwealth Attorney-General canvassing views on the form and function of the proposed Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. View PeakCare’s response to the consultation paper, or find more details on PeakCare’s responses to the Royal Commission here.