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Outdated child protection system to be overhauled years after Royal Commission | Katherine Times




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Almost three years after the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the NT condemned an outdated system used by frontline staff, the Northern Territory Government is finally making an investment. The IT overhaul has been flagged by Minister for Corporate and Digital Development, Paul Kirby, as “one of the biggest the NT has ever undertaken”. But Katherine’s MLA Jo Hersey, while welcoming any new measures, says she is concerned implementation of the new system will continue to lag. The NT Government plans to invest $64.4 million for a “contemporary digital solution case management and data exchange”, which they say will mean “better information…

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