Communities secretary Michael Pervan - guardian of children - can't guarantee child safety from abuse or explain past failures

Adam Holmes
June 20 2022 - 4:30am
Department of Communities secretary Michael Pervan is effectively the "parent" of more than 1000 Tasmanian children in out of home care.
Department of Communities secretary Michael Pervan is effectively the "parent" of more than 1000 Tasmanian children in out of home care.

The Tasmanian public servant who is the guardian of more than 1000 children has pointed to past poor record keeping and his lack of professional competence in child safety for his inability to explain specific failures in sexual abuse cases.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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