Today’s Anglicare Report highlights a terrible inter-generational challenge facing Tasmania.
Since coming to Government we have invested an additional $50 million into child protection, employed additional staff, commenced a redesign of the way the system operates, and launched a new Youth at Risk Strategy.
But the reality is, this terrible problem will only ever be seriously addressed by more and better jobs for Tasmanians, improved education opportunities, and reduced use of illicit drugs such as ice.
These are key focuses of the Government, and I want to assure Tasmanians that the Government is firmly focused on supporting our most important assets, our children.

Rene Hidding, Acting Minister for Human Services