The Department for Child Protection has recently made public that the electronic Child Abuse Report Line (known as eCARL) account holders had a large volume of reports left in draft form and not submitted.
It is with great pleasure that we were elected on a platform of more jobs, lower costs and better services for South Australians, and this is part of our key platform. It is wonderful to be delivering on that in our first 100 days.
On Thursday 14 June 2018, this government released its response to the final report of the commonwealth's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The royal commission has importantly uncovered shocking cases of institutional abuse of children.
I rise to speak on the Criminal Law Consolidation (Children and Vulnerable Adults) Amendment Bill 2018, and commend the Attorney-General for her swift action in bringing this very important bill to the house. It is a shame that Labor did not progress this further last year; it went through the lower house and the Liberal Party was happy to pass it through the upper house but it sat on the Notice Paper and was not progressed prior to the election.
I am pleased to advise the house that today I met with the Chief Executive Officer of Grandparents for Grandchildren, Peter Biber, and was able to advise him on behalf of the Marshall Liberal government—I was able to advise him on behalf of the Marshall Liberal government that budget funding of $369,000 over three years has been approved