Family Matters Co-Chair Natalie Lewis invited Shannieka Martino, a young girl currently living in out-of-home care, to join her in delivering a keynote address to the 2017 Child Aware Approaches Conference. This keynote address spoke to the urgent need for transparency and accountability from all Australian Governments to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and […]
Listen to the podcast of our panel event at the Wheeler Centre, as our speakers discuss the attitudes and policies that lead to child removals, and the thinking behind these practices.
Queensland’s leading child welfare agencies have signalled their belief in and commitment to the Family Matters campaign to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people grow up safe and cared for in family, community and culture. In a significant show of support during the 2017 Family Matters Week of Action, the […]
Family Matters, Australia’s national campaign to reduce the over-representation of Indigenous children in out-of-home care, welcomes the recent support from Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. Speaking in Parliament as the Prime Minister released the 2017 Closing the Gap report, Mr Shorten called for a “new priority on stronger families”, pledging to listen to and work with […]
Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peaks will today demand a new relationship with government as they deliver the historic Redfern Statement direct to the Prime Minister at Parliament House. In the lead up to today’s 9th Closing the Gap Report to Parliament, the leaders will call on the Prime Minister to support the […]