Alcohol ban failure

28 Oct 2008 3:38 PMJann StuckeyAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Development

A worrying spike in student violence and truancy at Woorabinda State School has been blamed on the Bligh Government’s failure to provide proper rehab support services to indigenous communities now under alcohol bans.LNP aboriginal community spokeswoman Jann Stuckey said four months ago Communities Minister Lindy Nelson-Carr dismissed questions that detox and rehab services would not be in...

Nurse safety ignored in Torres Strait

24 Oct 2008 3:37 PMJann StuckeyAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Development

The safety of nurses and other health workers in the Torres Strait had been completely ignored by the State government as highlighted by the latest frightening incident on Boigu Island.LNP Torres Strait Island Community Development spokeswoman Jann Stuckey said the past week had seen three terrified nurses flee the Torres Strait fearing for their lives.Ms Stuckey said the Bligh government and...

Bligh neglects Indigenous child safety policy

29 Sep 2008 3:33 PMJann StuckeyAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Development

The LNP has blasted the Bligh Labor Government for once again neglecting Indigenous child safety policy with yet another report showing the Child Safety Department is failing to meet its legal requirements.

New figures released today by the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Partnership revealed there were 669 Indigenous children in state care in 2006/07, six...

Child abuse remains high in indigenous communities

12 Sep 2008 3:35 PMJann StuckeyAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Development

Figures released today show child abuse remains high in Queensland indigenous communities.

LNP Child Safety and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Development spokeswoman Jann Stuckey said Queensland’s Discrete Indigenous Communities quarterly indicators (April to June 2008) showed child abuse in remote communities was four times the average Queensland rate and in other...

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