An excerpt from the Qld. Sunday Mail 4/11/06
“A confidential staff survey, obtained by the (Qld.) State Opposition under Freedom of Information, revealed serious problems in the embattled department (of Child Safety), including an exodus of experienced officers and lack of funding.
The annual report of the independent child-death case review committee, tabled in Parliament on Thursday, said 51 children known to the department died last year.
It found Queensland children with links to the child protection system were nine times more likely to die from fatal assaults and five times more likely to commit suicide than other children.”
Link to Full Sunday Mail article