Coroner's findings expose Far North child safety failures

23 Sep 2008 10:12 AMJann StuckeyChild Safety Portfolio

23 September 2008

Coroner’s findings expose Far North child safety failuresThe Queensland Coroner has sent a scathing message to the Beattie-Bligh Labor Government to fix child safety services in Far North Queensland now, the LNP said today.Coroner Michael Barnes’ blunt findings were handed down after the inquest into the death of a child under the care of the Department in 2004.LNP Shadow Child...

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...


12 Sep 2008 12:13 PMJann StuckeyElectorate

12 September 2008

Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey MP has paid tribute to the late Fr Ben Clarke of Bilinga  in a moving speech in State Parliament. 

Ms Stuckey was among a large crowd at the funeral for Fr Ben at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Coolangatta on Monday.  Fr Ben retired to the Southern Gold Coast in 1986 but his retirement was a labour of love.  He voluntarily undertook planned...

Boost for Police to Catch Cross-Border Criminals

11 Sep 2008 12:17 PMJann StuckeyElectorate

11 September 2008

Legislation passed in the Queensland Parliament this week allows the Queensland Police Service to participate in national information sharing initiatives that will make tracking of criminals across borders easier for police.

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey who supported this bill said “Allowing the national exchange of policing information via advanced computer...


8 Sep 2008 12:23 PMJann StuckeyElectorate

September 8 2008

Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey MP says a final decision on the proposed powerline route through the southern Gold Coast will be made by the State Government  early next year.

The latest details on the time-frame for the controversial powerline were released recently to a meeting of a Community Reference Group set up by Energex which includes local residents protesting ...

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