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Senator Walters gave a Notice of Motion, as follows-That, on the next day of sitting, she would move-That the following matter be referred to the Senate Standing Committee on Social Welfare:

An examination of children under institutional or other forms of care, with particular reference to:

(a) the overlap between Commonwealth and State responsibility in the care and protection of young people up to 18 years of age;

(b) the types of care available;

(c) the role of institutional care;

(d) the changing direction of, and attitudes towards, institutional care;

(e) the alternatives to institutional care;

(f) the type of youth in care;

(g) the legal status of young people;

(h) the cost of care;

(i) the circumstances behind the placement of youth in care;

(j) the effect of care on young people; and

(k) Aboriginal youth in care.