Family Matters: Strong Communities. Strong Culture. Stronger Children is Australia’s national campaign to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people grow up safe and cared for in family, community and culture.
Family Matters aims to eliminate the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care by 2040.
Family Matters is led by SNAICC – National Voice for our Children and is supported by a Strategic Alliance of over 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous organisations, leading academics and prominent educational institutions.
Family Matters is governed by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership Group, ensuring the campaign has the authenticity and the range of skills required to truly effect change.
Family Matters National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership Group members
Catherine Liddle, SNAICC CEO
An Arrernte/Luritja woman from Central Australia, Catherine has a strong background in senior management positions with First Nations organisations. A journalist by trade, her motivation has always been to drive change that leads to positive outcomes for First Nations people.
Dr Paul Gray, Family Matters Co-Chair
Associate Professor, Jumbunna Institute, University of Technology Sydney
Paul is a proud Wiradjuri man from New South Wales with immense experience in the child and family sector, upholding the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.