Disturbances at the Melbourne Youth Justice Centre highlight the need for alternative arrangements for those in detention who have not been sentenced; and recent changes to legislation that provide for earlier permanent care arrangements need review and oversight to ensure they work in the best interests of children.
Patrice Scales was warmly farewelled as Chair of Council at
the 17 March Annual General Meeting, and Bernie Cronin was welcomed as her
replacement. Anne Astin and Jenny Glare
were also welcomed to the Council.