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Blue Card system review


People in remote indigenous communities experience barriers entering into the workforce as a result of the Working with Children legislation. The reason is that much of the available work is with government agencies and NGO's and it is in the social services area, where "Blue Cards" are a typical job requirement. People in indigenous communities tend to have significantly more substantial criminal records than the average "mainstream" individual. The strict Blue Card regime is therefore often a barrier in obtaining work. The CLC with our local member of parliament to amend the legislation by introducing a community specific Blue Card.

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Area of Law
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Children and young people
  • Crime and offences
  • Work and employment
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Community organisation
  • People from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • State government
  • QLD
Method of Delivery
  • Establish network
  • Policy development
Project Type
  • Law Reform
Project uploaded to CLEAR 7th February 2017
Contact Person Dr Berry Zondag
Contact Position CEO / Principal Solicitor
Contact Email
Contact Phone 07 47457278
Production/Delivery Date 31/12/2017
Evaluation No

We have reached the stage where a draft amendment bill has been drafted.


As this project has exceeded its review date it is recommended that the author/auspicing agency be

Sponsor / Partner Agencies

R.Katter MP

Review Date 7th February 2018

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