About DCPL

The Director of Child Protection Litigation is an independent statutory agency in the Department of Justice and Attorney-General portfolio established to conduct child protection legal matters.

The Director of Child Protection Litigation Act 2016 was assented to on 25 May 2016 and commenced on 1 July 2016.

This legislation implements the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry’s recommendation 13.17 to establish within the justice portfolio an independent statutory agency to make decisions as to which matters will be the subject of a child protection order application and what type of child protection order will be sought, as well as litigate the applications.