Legislative Council: Wednesday, June 28, 2023


Children in State Care

The Hon. C. BONAROS (15:16): Supplementary: does the minister acknowledge that keeping children as safe as possible is not always achieved in out-of-hours residential care, hotel rooms and any other sort of ad hoc setting where children are placed in lieu of a family setting?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:16): I think the evidence shows that there can be child protection issues in many different environments. That's why it's our collective responsibility as a community to do all we can to be able to address that.