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Our child protection system is clearly broken. Is it time to abolish it for a better model?

The tragic deaths of two small children in an overheated car in Queensland in 2019 highlight just how flawed our child protection system has become.

Darcey and Chloe Conley were known to the child protection system, but repeated warnings about their safety failed to trigger further investigation.

One of the officers assigned to their case said she was overburdened at work and unable to do her job properly.

The deaths of children in the child protection system have led to numerous national and state inquiries, reforms, reports and royal commissions.

A recent commission report in Queensland, for…

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