TERRITORIANS need to start asking “politically charged” questions — including whether governments should develop policies encouraging disadvantaged families to have fewer children — to break the cycle of kids being taken from their parents, according to a university professor.
Lowana Moore writes in The Australian about the growing crisis for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children being removed from their homes and families.
HUNDREDS of children are at risk of being placed in state care permanently because of an overwhelming demand on support services.
It has recently been argued on these pages that child protection agencies are justifying leaving children in unsafe environments because their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is more important than their safety.
Jeremy Fernandez speaks with CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, Professor Muriel Bamblet, and Miss NAIDOC 2016, Merinda Dryden.