The following organisations and individuals have endorsed our call for a national commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.

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April Lawrie – Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, South Australia

Cheryl Vardon – Chief Executive and Principal Commissioner, Queensland Family and Child Commission

Colin Pettit – Commissioner for Children and Young People, Western Australia

Jodie Griffiths-Cook – Public Advocate and Children and Young People Commissioner, Australian Capital Territory

Justin Mohamed – Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, Victoria

Liana Buchanan – Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People, Victoria

Natalie Siegel-Brown – Queensland Public Guardian

Penny Wright – Guardian for Children and Young People, South Australia

Aboriginal & Islander Development Recreational Women’s Association

AbSec – NSW Child, Family and Community Peak Aboriginal Corporation

ACT Council of Social Service

ACT Human Rights Commission


Amnesty International

Anglicare NSW South; NSW West; ACT

Anglicare NT

Anglicare SA


ANTaR Queensland

ARC Justice

Armidale Family Support Service

Australian Association of Social Workers

Australian Association of Social Workers, Queensland Branch

Australian Association of Social Workers, Victoria Branch

Australian Childhood Foundation

Australian Council of Social Service Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

Australian Library and Information Association

Australian Literacy Educators’ Association

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

Bankstown Family Day Care

Barnardos Australia

Be my koorda group

Benevolent Society

Birralee Longday Care Centre

Bundaberg Eye Clinic

Capricorn Community Development Association

Catholic Church, Queensland

Centacare Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare Inc.

Centre for Social Research in Health UNSW

Child and Family Focus SA

Child Australia

Coffs Harbour Aboriginal Family Care

Community Connections Solutions Australia

Community Services Industry Alliance

Community Legal Centres Australia

Coonamble Pre School

Courage to Care WA

Craigslea OSHC

CREATE Foundation Darumbal

Community Youth Service Inc.

DCJ Community Service Centres – Mid-North Coast and Northern NSW District

Department of Education

Durrumbul Community Preschool

Early Learning and Care Council of Australia

Early Learning Association Australia

Energetic Masters Group

Every Child Campaign

Every Child CQ

Families Australia

First Peoples Disability Network Australia

Foster Care Association of Victoria

Goodstart Early Learning Gowrie SA Gugan Gulwan Gungarde Community Centre Aboriginal Corporation

Gyndarna Preschool

Henty Early Childhood Association

Hillston Billylids

HopePoint Preschool

Human Rights Law Centre

inCommunity Inc

Illawarra Area Child Care

Integrated Family and Youth Service Limited

Institute of Child Protection Studies


Justice Reinvestment SA

Kalwun Development Corporation

Keiraville Community Preschool

Key Assets

Koorie Youth Council

Kornar Winmil Yunti

KU Childrens Services

Kummara Association

Kurbingui Youth Development

Life Without Barriers

LiveBetter Community Services

Maari Ma


Micah Projects

Moorditj Youth Foundation Aboriginal Corporation

Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute


National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services

National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services

Ngarara Willim Centre, RMIT University Ngarruwan Ngadju First People’s Health and Well-being Research Centre, University of Wollongong

Northside Community Service

Opportunity Child

Oxfam Australia


Parents on a Mission

Parklands Community Preschool

PeakCare Queensland

Playgroup Australi

Port Lincoln Children’s Centre

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak

Queensland Council of Social Service

Queensland Family & Child Commission

Reconciliation Australia

Reichstein Foundation

RMIT University

Save the Children

Senior Indigenous Research Fellow, Curtin University

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children

Social Ventures Australia

South Australian Network of Alcohol and Other Drugs (SANDAS)

Tangentyere Council

Tenancy WA

The Benevolent Society

The Family Inclusion Network SEQ

The Front Project and Future Tracks

The Healing Foundation

The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Tjillari Justice Aboriginal Corporation

Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service

Triple P International Pty Ltd

Tullawon Health Service Inc.

Uniting Vic. Tas

UnitingCare Australia

University of Melbourne

University of Queensland, Child Health Research Centre


Wallsend Community Preschool

Wanslea Warringu Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation

Weave Youth Community Services

Werris Creek and District Preschool

West Bathurst Preschool

Western Australian Council of Social Service

World Vision Australia

Wuchopperen Health Service



Youth Justice

Young People Ahead

Youth Affairs Council Victoria

YWCA Australia

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