Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Questions without Notice

Social Policy

2:27 pm

Photo of Mitch FifieldMitch Fifield (Victoria, Liberal Party, Minister for Communications and the Arts) Share this | Hansard source

The government and I'm sure all colleagues are committed to protecting Australia's children. We are working with state and territory governments to implement the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-20. This will deliver on commitments to improve permanency and stability in out-of-home care and keep children safe. We've also established the National Office for Child Safety from 1 July in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The establishment of the office demonstrates the government's commitment to national reform to prevent future abuse, building on existing measures, such as the national framework. The office has a national leadership role working across sectors in the development and implementation of policies to enhance children's safety and to reduce future harm to children.

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