Child Protection Week

I move:

That the Senate:

(a) notes that:
(i) the week beginning 3 September 2006 is Child Protection Week, and
(ii) there have been repeated, fundamental major failures by those agencies charged with protection of children from serious abuse and neglect;

(b) urges the Federal Government to prioritise the encouragement of states and territories to develop uniform laws and strategies on child protection; and

(c) expresses support for child protection to be made a national priority and for all governments to urgently decide on ways to significantly reduce child abuse and neglect in Australia.

Question agreed to.

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