Changes to Children’s Court Orders

On the 9th September, 2014 the Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Permanent Care and Other Matters) Act 2014 received Royal Assent. The 2014 Act makes significant changes to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 (Vic). The chnages come into effect on the 1st March 2016.  The changes to the law abolish a number of…


New Child protection laws

New laws that make it easier for children to be permanently removed from their parents risk creating a new stolen generation, warns forensic psychologist. The amendments to the legislation give the DoHHS more power. Many are concerned that such power could see another stolen generation of children. One of the main changes to the law…