Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Aboriginal Principal Officers) Bill 2015

Ms HUTCHINS (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs) — The bill seeks to amend the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 to address the limitations that impede implementation of section 18 authorisations by authorised officers, and that will empower Aboriginal agencies to have responsibility for the care and protection of Aboriginal children who are subject to the protection orders. In addition to this, the bill implements recommendations from the Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry report.

Motion agreed to.

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