A Northern Territory teenager who ran away from 15 foster care homes and was forced to live on the streets said he longed to live with people from his own Indigenous culture.
The Queensland Government will invest $150 million to help reduce the rising number of Indigenous children in care.
Childcare centres across the country are recognising the valuable role early learning has in helping children understand and learn about the history, culture and lives of Indigenous Australia.
The number of Aboriginal children living in out of home care has risen significantly in the two decades since the landmark Bringing Them Home report into the stolen generations was delivered.
More than 40% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care are with non-Indigenous foster carers. It takes effort and imagination to ensure the children retain links to their family and the Aboriginal community