In Tasmania, the rate of over-representation is not transparent due to worrying deficiencies in identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Meeting the Family Matters Building Blocks
The Family Matters Report 2019 shows that Tasmania, in comparison with other states and territories has:
- High numbers of children in contact with child protection services with unknown Indigenous status;
- rate of placement with kin that is not possible to accurately determine this year;
- no dedicated or monitored strategy to address over-representation; and
- second lowest proportional investment in family support and intensive family support services (13.1%).
See the 2018 local community’s response to how Tasmania is fairing.
See the 2017 Tasmanian Government’s response to Family Matters.
Who’s With Us in Tasmania?
Over 150 organisations, politicians, commissioners and guardians from across Australia have signed the Family Matters Statement of Commitment, signalling their intent to work in accordance with key principles of the campaign.
Visit our Who’s With Us? page to view everyone who has signed the Statement of Commitment in Tasmania.
Join us to ensure you’re playing your part in standing up for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Inc.
1800 132 260
Tasmanian Aboriginal Community Legal Services
1800 064 865
For further contacts and FAQs specific to Tasmania, please download the Tasmania Community Resource Guide.