The inquiry was sparked by the ACT government's wrongful removal of five Aboriginal children from their mother in 2013. The case was settled in court early last year, ending the mother's five-year battle to have her children returned to her care.
ACT child protection laws 'well short' of human rights standards, Human Rights Commissioner says
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- Created: Wednesday, 12 February 2020 00:18
- Written by Dan Jervis-Bardy - Canberra Times
The ACT's child protection laws "fall well short" of human rights standards, a Legislative Assembly inquiry has heard.
ACT Human Rights commissioner Helen Watchirs delivered the damning assessment during evidence to the Assembly's inquiry into information sharing in the territory's child protection system.