Canberra Liberals promise family conferences to help at-risk children in care and protection plan

Jasper Lindell - The Canberra Times

"Family conferences would become a legal entitlement for all vulnerable families involved in the [Australian Capital Territory] care and protection system under a Liberal election commitment to reform the sector," says this article from the Canberra Times. "The process would involve a family-led and legally binding process to resolve issues before the government steps in or the matter is referred to the justice system."

According to the article, "Liberals leader Alistair Coe said family conferencing had halved the number of children in care and protection in New Zealand, leading the country to have one of the developed world's lowest rates of children in care."