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Grandparents raising grandchildren afforded the same level of support by the State as provided to foster parents

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Ronald Jenkins
12 Callistemon Close

Total Signatures - 576

Sponsoring Member: Paul Hoolihan MP

Posting Date: 3/08/2010

Tabled Date: 3/08/2010

Responded By: Hon Phil Reeves MP on 3/09/2010

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The petition of citizens of Queensland draws to the attention of the House that grandparents who raise grandchildren rather than allow them to become a burden on (and responsibility of) the State do not receive the same support as the State affords foster parents.


Your petitioners therefore request the House to amend legislation so that grandparents raising grandchildren are afforded the same level of support by the State as the State provides to foster parents.