For one week each year, the Family Matters National Week of Action relies on you, our supporters and organisational members of the Family Matters Strategic Alliance, to build public awareness and political commitment for our campaign to make sure all our children grow up strong in family, culture, and community.
As 2021 progresses, the Family Matters campaign continues to hold federal, state and territory governments to account as we campaign to keep our children with family, culture, and community.
Our campaign is essential to meet the target for Closing the Gap to reduce the over-representation of our children in care by 45% before 2031. SNAICC and Family Matters National Leadership Group members are working hard on the next national plan for protecting Australia’s children.
The Family Matters National Week of Action ran from Sunday 9 to Saturday 15 May 2021
This year’s theme is ‘Our Mobs Matter’.
We organised a week of online events and actions designed to build your skills and knowledge, and be part our work to ensure all our children and young people grow up strong and safe in their families, cultures, and communities.
For more information, including event recordings and related call-to-action resources, please click on the ‘Resources’ button below.
Note: An important note for organisational members of our Family Matters Strategic Alliance: in coming weeks, we shall convene the 2021 general meeting of the Family Matters Strategic Alliance. Please check your sponsorship status now and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not paid your organisational sponsorship for 2020-21.
Community empowerment and human rights lie at the heart of the Family Matters campaign. Together with community leaders and communities, we will drive local change, inform and empower families and call on governments to act.
Find out more about what you can do and use our resources below to take action
What you can do
As a Family Matters supporter, we called on your organisation to further support Family Matters by hosting an event and promoting the National Week of Action via your organisation’s website, social media and other communications channels.
We encourage organisations to hold an event in your workplace, engage your supporters, members and staff in discussions about the escalating number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children being removed from their family, and the power you have to influence change.