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Title

Child Protection Laws NSW

Abstract

Several CLCs made submission to a government discussion paper on a new child protection scheme in 2013.

The CLCNSW Care and Protection Network and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Rights Working Group wrote an open letter to the Minister outlining our concerns with proposed new child protection legislation in NSW.

25 organisations signed on to the letter. A CLCNSW issues paper was produced once the legislation was released and both documents were sent to the media and NSW MPs.

None of the amendments CLCs suggested to MPs progressed but some commitments were made to MPs by the Minster about the concerns CLCs had raised. The law reform work presented an opportunity for CLCs to start developing relationships with a range of MPs.

CLC/Agency Community Legal Centres NSW
URL http://www.clcnsw.org.au/cb_pages/child_protection.php
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Area of Law
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Children and young people
  • Family law and relationships
Audience
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Children and young people
  • Community organisation
  • Community workers
  • General public
  • Lawyers
  • Men
  • Parents
  • State government
  • Women
Jurisdiction
  • NSW
Method of Delivery
  • Campaign
Project Type
  • Law Reform
Project uploaded to CLEAR 18th March 2014
Contact Email clcnsw@clc.net.au
Contact Phone (02) 9212 7333
Production/Delivery Date March 2014
Evaluation Not Stated
Notes

As this project has exceeded its review date it is recommended that the author/auspicing agency be contacted to confirm the currency of the information provided. 

Sponsor / Partner Agencies

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, Australian Women Against Violence Alliance, Domestic Violence NSW, Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association, Women’s Health Centres, NSW Women's Alliance, Women in Prison Advocacy Network, Youth Action.

Review Date 12th January 2018

Disclaimer: Laws and policies are often changing. We encourage you to check the currency of any laws or policies referenced in the above CLEAR project.

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