Repeat youth rapist walks free

31 Oct 2008 9:50 AMJann StuckeyChild Safety Portfolio

31 October 2008

A 17 year-old youth found guilty of sexually abusing three teenage sisters walked free from the Cairns District Court this week despite having a previous conviction for raping a three-year-old toddler.

LNP child safety spokeswoman Jann Stuckey said the youth, who was under Department of Child Safety supervision when he raped the toddler, was recklessly placed back into...

Bligh government stalls on adoption scandal info

30 Oct 2008 10:05 AMJann StuckeyChild Safety Portfolio

Bligh government stalls on adoption scandal info

The Bligh government will not be rushing to provide information sought under FOI on overseas adoptions from India or Ethiopia, citing they were too busy, the State Opposition said today.LNP child safety spokeswoman Jann Stuckey said despite all the concerns of dodgy dealings in adoptions from India and concerns about Ethiopia, the Bligh government...

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...

Keech withholds details on key child safety staff

21 Oct 2008 10:06 AMJann StuckeyChild Safety Portfolio

21 October 2008Keech withholds details on key child safety staffThe State Opposition has accused the Minister for Child Safety of

withholding vital staff information that former Ministers provided

routinely.LNP child safety spokeswoman Jann Stuckey said retention and support of

staff was critical to the Department which had a history of low morale

and high staff turnover.The Opposition asked a...

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