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Funds no issue for Qld child safety probe

AAP logoAAP 29/09/2016

A review of Queensland's child protection system in the wake of the Tiahleigh Palmer case will be allocated extra funding if required, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has promised.

She wants "no stone left unturned" in the review, adding the death of the 12-year-old breaks her heart.

She also vowed that Family and Child Commissioner Cheryl Vardon, who is conducting the review with an expert panel, will have access to departmental documents and full financial support.

"If they need extra money I will give them that money to undertake this job, because this job is very important," she told ABC radio on Friday.

"I will fund it from my department, we have the capacity to do that just as we have done so in the past with commissions of inquiry."

The expert panel, which includes Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnston and Foster Care Queensland chief executive Bryan Smith, had been set up after issues were raised around the lack of information sharing among departments, Ms Palaszczuk said.

The review would examine the blue-card system and scrutinise the assessment and approval processes for foster carers.

Tiahleigh's foster father Rick Thorburn, 56, is charged with her murder and his youngest son Trent, 19, is also behind bars, accused of having sex with her.

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