Tony Tonkin, President, Child Protection Party

Adelaide, South Australia
Joined July 2015
Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our nation. We all have a responsibility to provide a loving, nurturing environment for the children we bring into this world.
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As NSW opens up, children are getting ready to go back to school, despite vaccines being unavailable to kids under 12 years old. What are your thoughts on children and vaccines, and how you feel about the covid schooling arrangements in your state?
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We would love to hear about your interactions - good or bad - with social workers. If you want to share your experience, please fill out the form here: s.ripl.com/pg6z7f #YourCauseIsOurCause #BeTheChange
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As NSW opens up, children are getting ready to go back to school, despite vaccines being unavailable to kids under 12 years old. What are your thoughts on children and vaccines, and how you feel about the covid schooling arrangements in your state?
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How much is child protection costing the tax payer? In 2016/2017, it was a staggering $5.25 BILLION. How much are they spending now?
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Discussion Group - 13th October The discussion was around what conversations with social workers is like. It was well attended with everyone making truly valuable comments. We learned a lot from those participants.
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Discussion - Child Protection Department Investigation and Assessment Process What is the process? Is there a process? How do they investigate an allegation? Do they investigate an allegation? We want to hear what you have to say.
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Do you want to take part? If you do, please email your name and contact number to secretary@childprotection.party. Your name will be added to a SMS list for a reminder sent to you approximately 30 minutes before the discussion is due to start.
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NOTE 1 We do record all of the focus group meetings but we do not and will not publish the recordings on any social media platform or on any other website.
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NOTE 2 The purpose of the discussion is to enable you to help guide us in our policy making. It is not meant as a forum for you to share your story. We want your ideas on how we can improve the investigation and assessment processes used by child protection departments.
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