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 […]
Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peaks will today demand a new relationship with government as they deliver the historic Redfern Statement direct to the Prime Minister at Parliament House. In the lead up to today’s 9th Closing the Gap Report to Parliament, the leaders will call on the Prime Minister to support the […]
Family Matters welcomes the adoption of all seven recommendations outlined in yesterday’s report on children and young people in out-of-home care by Tasmanian Commissioner for Children & Young People Mark Morrissey – a show of genuine commitment to improving standards and outcomes for Tasmania’s most vulnerable children. In particular, Family Matters welcomes the prioritisation of […]