The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Labor Government to immediately begin reforming South Australia’s emergency care system.
The State Liberals have received a steady stream of confronting information from concerned Families SA employees about a string of mismanaged child protection cases in the wake of the Hillier tragedy and the Royal Commissioner’s determination that Families SA should be removed from the Education Department.
The State Liberals have released an email sent by the paternal grandparents of the children involved in the Hillier tragedy to the Minister for Child Protection Reform John Rau on June the 5th that the grandparents claim the Minister is yet to reply to.
The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Labor Government to immediately begin investigating Families SA’s handling of the Hillier tragedy and present a report to State Parliament next week.
In the wake of news that Families SA has been forced to house children on mattresses in government offices the State Liberals are calling for a complete audit of all children and young people living in residential care facilities to ensure every effort has been made to place them with a family.
What an absolute pleasure it has been for me to meet several of our elderly citizens celebrating their 100th birthday. Most recent, was the delightful Vivienne Jones who celebrated with an open house for her neighbors and who loves her visits to her local coffee shops in Walkerville during her daily walks. Vivienne lives by the principle of “it is no good worrying about your age’ it’s just a number”. What is more important is how you feel and “life is what you make of it”.
These words are a reminder for all of us.