This story is about Julie. With programs such as Parents as Teachers – Nyngan, and a supportive case worker, Julie was given the opportunity to build her life, create strong networks and strengthen her relationship with her daughter – because family matters. The challenge Julie, a 35-year-old mum with a 9-month-old baby girl named Chrystal, […]
“We know what is best for our kids” Jennah Dungay is a proud Wiradjuri and Dunghutti young woman from Wellington and Kempsey NSW. Growing up in Redfern, Jennah is a youth ambassador for AbSec and recently completed her Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal Specialised Trauma Counselling. Jennah spoke at our Family Matters Report 2018 launch on […]
Download the Family Matters key election priorities The majority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children grow up in supportive, loving and positive environments, connected to their families, communities and cultures. However, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families continue to experience significantly higher levels of disadvantage than non-Indigenous families. Family Matters – Strong communities. Strong […]
Family Matters Co-Chair Natalie Lewis invited Shannieka Martino, a young girl currently living in out-of-home care, to join her in delivering a keynote address to the 2017 Child Aware Approaches Conference. This keynote address spoke to the urgent need for transparency and accountability from all Australian Governments to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and […]
Listen to the podcast of our panel event at the Wheeler Centre, as our speakers discuss the attitudes and policies that lead to child removals, and the thinking behind these practices.