State budget to deliver on Blue Card reform

Published: Comments:
Charity & Not For Profit Children Law & Safety Money & Finance Political Queensland Government Teenagers & Young Adults

Social:   

The Blue Card system will be allocated $17 million over the next three years to implement the government’s ‘no card no start’ laws and streamline the blue card application process.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the funding would boost the implementation of an online blue card application system.

“These funds will deliver an automated application system, improved processing times, and the implementation of the our promised ‘No Card No Start’ laws,” Mrs D’Ath said.

“Nothing is more important than the protection and safety of our children and this money will ensure Queensland’s Blue Card system continues to be one of the country’s most effective and comprehensive screening processes.

“Delivering the ‘No Card, No Start’ commitment is a major undertaking requiring a significant enhancement of infrastructure, and we will not shy away from this commitment.

“$17 million will be allocated over the next three years to streamline and strengthen the blue card application process through an automated application system.

“This investment will also deliver an organisational portal to assist employers to better meet their obligations under the system and remove the requirement for individuals to be linked to an employer before applying for a blue card, allowing Queenslanders to be job-ready.

Mrs D’Ath said with over 250,000 blue and exemption card applications each year it was important to get the best system possible.

“Our number one priority is the protection of children and ensuring there is adequate screening of those working with children, while also remembering that the vast majority of people applying for Blue Cards are community-minded people wanting to make a positive difference.”

Mrs D’Ath said the Palaszczuk Government had broadly supported the intent of the recommendations of the Keeping Queensland’s children more than safe: review of the blue card system report.

“The report found our current system was one of the strongest in the country, but this is no reason to get complacent and we must always be adopting new processes and technologies as they become available,” she said.

“The reforms are significant and will require a planned and considered implementation over phases and a number of years.  It is important that we get the staging of these reforms right.

“The report made 81 recommendations to further strengthen the Blue Card system, including: improving cultural capability in the system and conducting an overarching review of the legislation,’ Mrs D’Ath said.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

 
Yvette D'Ath : Attorney-General and Minister for Justice :
GPO Box 149, Brisbane Qld 4001, Queensland Wide
07 3719 7400
Yvette D'Ath  :  Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
New District Court Judge for Maroochydore 21 June 2018 | Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has announced the new judge to be based at Maroochydore District Court. More information...
Palaszczuk Government Organised Crime Laws Keeping Queensland Safe 17 June 2018 | The outlaw motorcycle gang, Satudarah, has been declared an ‘identified organisation’ in Queensland as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to combating organised crime. More information...
Historic day for Queensland’s LGBTIQ community 14 June 2018 | Queensland’s new laws overturning convictions for historic consensual homosexual activity have been officially proclaimed. More information...
Budget boosts justice resources 12 June 2018 | There will be more prosecutors in the courts and the Crime and Corruption Commission will be better placed to process digital evidence on a 24-7 basis, as a result of the Palaszczuk Government State Budget 2018-19... More information...
State budget to deliver on Blue Card reform 12 June 2018 | The Blue Card system will be allocated $17 million over the next three years to implement the government’s ‘no card no start’ laws and streamline the blue card application process. More information...
More clues for Family History Researchers 06 June 2018 | The most popular service provided by the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages has now been improved, opening up even more information to family history researchers. More information...
$1.25 million for Silver Anniversary Grants Round 02 June 2018 | Queensland community groups have more than a million reasons to get excited this month, with a celebratory round of grants on offer from the state’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF). More information...
New Faces for Sentencing Advisory Council 01 June 2018 | Mrs D’Ath said the appointees, approved by Executive Council, would broaden the Council’s expertise in criminal law, victims of crime, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice issues, serious crime and... More information...
Queenslanders reminded to stop and check 21 May 2018 | This Scams Awareness Week (21-25 May 2018) Queenslanders are being urged to Stop and check: is this for real? More information...
Statement from Attorney-General and Minister for Justice 17 May 2018 | I’m pleased to announce that Mr Pat Vidgen PSM has agreed to step in as Acting Electoral Commissioner of the Electoral Commission of Queensland. He begins May 18 2018. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service