Discussing delegated authority in the Child Protection Act
The intention is that by delegating these functions and powers over time, DCYJMA will be contributing to reducing the disproportionate representation of First Nations children in the child protection system.
This will happen in part by delegating the Child Protection Act 1999 functions and powers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to a chief executive of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation.
DCYJMA are undertaking a targeted consultation process and are specifically seeking input from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entities, non-government organisations and government organisations who are partners and/or supporters in providing child protection responses to children and families and have an interest in delegated authority.
Join this Human Rights in Action session to learn more about delegated authority, the human rights impacts, the consultation process, and for an opportunity to feedback your questions and concerns.
- QCOSS Human Rights Lead, Meg Martin
- DCYJMA Executive Director, Delegated Authority, Helena Wright
Your voice will help inform QCOSS' submission. Public submissions close Wednesday, 14 September at 5:00pm.