Download the Family Matters Report 2017 The rate at which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are removed from their families is an escalating national crisis. Without immediate action from all levels of government further generations of children will be lost to their families, cultures and communities, according to a new report from the Family […]
Family Matters recognises the work of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory, with the findings from the Royal Commission’s final report highlighting the crucial need for a paradigm shift in the approach to the care and protection of our children. What is required now is for the […]
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.