Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Protecting, controlling kids in trouble: Robyn Lambley's long and lonely road

 

 

A youth curfew during periods of period of "high social unrest," grappling with how to make parents pay for the damage done by their kids, an institution for young people out of control or with special needs, the government paying up to half a million dollars a year for some children in residential care services, massive cuts in Federal funding for child welfare and protection – these are some of the waypoints on the long and lonely road of the Minister for Children and Families, Robyn Lambley (pictured with constituents, photo supplied by her office). She spoke with editor ERWIN CHLANDA.

Children at risk as department shuts down communications: insider

The Office of Children and Families has shut down vital communications with agencies and people representing children under protection orders.

The children are exposed to inadequate care because the system is no longer open to the independent scrutiny provided for by law.
And Minister for Children and Families, Robyn Lambley (pictured), is either unaware of the turmoil in her department, or is condoning it: either way she is failing in her portfolio, says an insider. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

LETTER: Frontline care for kids being cut

Critical service delivery for frontline care and protection of Territory children is being cut by the CLP Government, says Kay Densley of the Community and Public Sector Union.

A powerhouse of endeavour with a very human face

 

 

It's a place where none of us wants to be.

Every day it fights battles of life and death.
It is one of the town's biggest employers, a $150m a year operation of extreme complexity, drawing its highly skilled staff from all corners of the globe.
Last week I got a first-hand look at the Alice Springs hospital, getting a new left hip (that's me pictured, getting back on my feet a couple of days later).
It was the small things that touched me most: "Hi, I'm Annie, I'll be looking after you for the next few hours. Do you need anything? OK, if you need me, just ring the bell."
To a person, the nursing staff start their shifts in this way. It takes around 30 seconds to say these or similar words, but they make all the difference: I wasn't an object having things done to it. I was a person and I was with people who cared. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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