Protecting Victoria's Vulnerable Children Inquiry: Report
Written on the 23 May 2012
I am pleased to speak on the report entitled Report of the Protecting Victoria's Vulnerable Children Inquiry, better known as the Cummins report, which deals with a very significant issue. I know a number of members have already commented on this report, and I would like to make a few comments this afternoon.
The aspects of the report I have highlighted show to the Victorian community the extent of this issue and how the Victorian government is addressing the issues.
Premier Ted Baillieu said the Victorian coalition government had allocated $336 million in the budget for vulnerable children and their families.
"This is in addition to $98 million in funding to improve the child protection system that we provided in the last budget to start the reforms" ...
There are a number of other recommendations in relation to this report that I cannot go into in detail. It is a significant report. It has many recommendations, and those involved, especially the minister, should be commended for the work undertaken.