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Working with Vulnerable People Bill – consultation now open

THE draft Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Bill 2013 is out now for public consultation.

The draft Bill proposes the following staged approach:

• One – a more comprehensive background checking and risk assessment process for people working with children, either as employees or volunteers.

• Two – an expanded process to include working with vulnerable people such as the elderly, people with disabilities, people with mental illness as well as migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.


Consultation on is open until Friday October 11, 2013.

Find the draft Bill and more information here.

Groups and individuals can send submissions to:

Community Consultation

Office for Children

PO Box 125, Hobart, TAS, 7001


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