The Family Matters campaign calls for stronger leadership from the federal government and immediate action to address the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home-care. On Tuesday, the federal government tabled their response in the Senate, answering to recommendations from the Community Affairs Reference Committee. Recommendations to the Committee called for comprehensive […]
On the 20-year anniversary of the Bringing Them Home report, the Family Matters campaign have urged Governments to learn from the mistakes of the past and act immediately to ensure another generation of Australia’s First Peoples are not removed from their families. On behalf of its signatories and supporters, the Family Matters campaign would like […]
To highlight the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the child protection system, the Family Matters campaign is this week coordinating a national series of community gatherings, talks, rallies and other events.
Despite recognition by COAG that all Australian governments should identify opportunities to reduce the alarming rates of over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Australia’s child protection systems, the 2017 Federal Budget has been handed down with no funding secured for the critical priorities of the Family Matters Campaign.
Family Matters, Australia’s national campaign to reduce the over-representation of Indigenous children in out-of-home care, welcomes the recent support from Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. Speaking in Parliament as the Prime Minister released the 2017 Closing the Gap report, Mr Shorten called for a “new priority on stronger families”, pledging to listen to and work with […]