State's child protection failings should be made an election issue
Published 05/02/2016 | 02:30
It is a very sad fact that the start of the election campaign will now push the foster care scandal far down the news agenda to the point where it may never again receive the attention it deserves.
If this happens, it will not only be an injustice to 'Grace', the intellectually disabled women left for many years with foster carers against whom terrible abuse allegations have been made, it will be an injustice to all other children failed by an extremely ramshackle, chaotic and unaccountable State children protection system.
By one of those almost unexplainable vagaries, this scandal has received a lot of attention whereas countless other child protection failings by the State have not.