Kids in State care are unable to have face to face contact with their parents, creating a COVID generation of kids who will most likely never return to their families. This situation is exacerbated by strict 2 year time frames enshrined in law, with no ability for the Children’s Court to make reunification orders after this time has elapsed, even in circumstances of this state of emergency and if it would be in the kid’s best interests.

Read the article appearing in The Age 10 August 2020