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
This is a national crisis and it demands urgent action. But are Australians willing to listen to solutions?
Call for action on the 54 Bringing Them Home recommendations, most of which have either not been adopted or have only been partly implemented
Twenty years after the Bringing Them Home report, state commissioner Andrew Jackomos says it can’t be right that 91% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care in Victoria are still placed with non-Indigenous families