The rate at which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are removed from their families continues to be an escalating national crisis. Without immediate action from all levels of government further generations of children will be lost to their families, cultures and communities. Twenty years ago, the Bringing them Home report brought public and political […]
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.
Great to have our good friend actor Stephen Curry talking on The Project about his passionate support for our campaign.
Download the Family Matters Report 2017 The rate at which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are removed from their families is an escalating national crisis. Without immediate action from all levels of government further generations of children will be lost to their families, cultures and communities, according to a new report from the Family […]
Family Matters recognises the work of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory, with the findings from the Royal Commission’s final report highlighting the crucial need for a paradigm shift in the approach to the care and protection of our children. What is required now is for the […]
The Family Matters campaign calls for stronger leadership from the federal government and immediate action to address the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home-care. On Tuesday, the federal government tabled their response in the Senate, answering to recommendations from the Community Affairs Reference Committee. Recommendations to the Committee called for comprehensive […]
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 […]