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 […]
Federal Government ignores recommendations aimed at protecting children in care
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 […]
Mistakes of the past must not be repeated: Family Matters
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 […]
Child removal crisis sparks week of community action
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.
Family Matters campaign disappointed by a budget silent on addressing over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families in Australia’s child protection systems.
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.
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