Based on consultations with more than 1200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people, the WA Commissioner for Children and Young People has released three reports highlighting the most important issues children in the state face. The reports were produced with the aim of brining the views of Aboriginal children and young people […]
Over 200 communities and early childhood centres across Australia have celebrated National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day by hosting a local event for children and families. All around the country – from Perth to Port Arlington, Tennant Creek to Townsville to Hobart, Port Lincoln, Parramatta to Paroo and to Thursday Island – over […]
The Redfern Statement at a Glance The Statement calls on the next Federal Government to: Restore the $534m cut from the Indigenous Affairs Portfolio by the 2014 Budget. Commit to better and ongoing engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through their representative national peaks. Recommit to Closing the Gap by: setting targets to […]
With a growing focus on the large number of Aboriginal children being removed into ‘out-of-home care’, a peak body has welcomed the announcement, saying it aligns with the need to focus on early intervention.
The recent death of a 10-year-old in the Kimberley is a tragedy and I pass on my condolences to her family at this particularly distressing time.