$336m child protection boost in Vic budget

9 News

Tue May 1 2012

About $336 million will be earmarked in Tuesday’s state budget to reform Victoria’s broken child-protection system.

The government has released a strategy in response to 90 recommendations for an overhaul of the child protection system from a panel headed by former Supreme Court judge Philip Cummins.

It committed last February to spend more than $61 million to employ 19 extra child protection workers, expand family support services in areas of extreme demand, and establish three new centres where police, child protection officers and counsellors will work together to address child sex abuse.

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