07/07/2017 - Introduction from Minister Katherine Zappone
Welcome to our first Monthly Update on Issues Relating to Mother and Baby Homes.
I have listened carefully to the requests from former residents, their families and supporters to enhance our communication of information on a regular basis. In response, my Department’s monthly update will provide information on the measures being progressed across Government to respond to the issues which have emerged so far from the work of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes
Open and consistent communication with former residents on the matters of concern to them is essential while the Commission continues to progress the valuable work it was established to do. As part of our approach, these updates will be published in the Mother and Baby Homes section on my Department’s website on the first Friday of every month. In this way everyone can have access to the same information at the same time.
The updates will also assist to explain the distinct and independent roles of the Commission and other state agencies and how they discharge their individual statutory roles. We plan to add to the content and scope of the updates over the coming months and welcome your feedback and suggestions in this regard.