The Child Protection Party supports a new approach to child protection processes that is non-punitive, transparent and involves caregivers and families to meet the ‘best interests of the child’ as defined by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Accordingly, we believe that:
- The culture, community, family and extended family of Aboriginal children be a core component of all decision making.
- Where appropriate, children should be able to speak about their wishes.
- To best serve the needs of the many distinct cultural/language groups across the state, Regional Consultative bodies should be established, consisting of local community members to deal with issues relating to children.
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