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Two Aboriginal children in the UK without passports reportedly back home
Two Aboriginal children who were stuck in the UK child protection system without passports or visas are believed to have been br...
Dechlan Brennan 21 Feb 2024
Number of Indigenous children in child protection on the rise
The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the child protection system is increasing, the latest data shows...
Andrew Brown 21 Feb 2024
Advocates welcome "game changer" plan for national Indigenous children's commissioner
Leading advocates for Indigenous children have hailed the federal government's commitment to establishing a National Commissione...
Detectives return to Broome, ex-Bishop's home searched
Child abuse squad detectives have travelled to a popular holiday town as part of an investigation into historic sex offences. ...
Aaron Bunch 9 Feb 2024
Indigenous groups urge reform of NSW child protection system
Indigenous organisations have responded to a series of troubling revelations in the NSW child protection system by reissuing the...
Dechlan Brennan 6 Feb 2024
Aboriginal baby's gay aunt refused as carer, sparking call for law change

Advocacy groups want legal changes after an adoption agency refused to consider an Aboriginal baby's aunt as a carer because she was in same-sex relationship. A refusal to conside...

Samantha Lock Feb 6, 2024
Government urged to act to bring two Aboriginal children without passports back home

Two Aboriginal children stuck in the UK child protection system without passports or visas “beggars’ belief,” with the nation's peak body for Indigenous children urging them to be...

Dechlan Brennan Jan 31, 2024
First Nations child removal complaint filed in Human Rights Commission

Shine Lawyers has filed a complaint in the Australian Human Rights Commission against the New South Wales Department of Communities and Justice alleging the Department has been unj...

Giovanni Torre Jan 31, 2024
Public service union urges NSW government to fix "broken" child protection system

The Public Service Association is calling on the New South Wales government to "take responsibility and de-privatise" the "broken" child protection system, citing "shocking" new st...

Giovanni Torre Jan 29, 2024
Broome property linked to former Catholic Bishop who allegedly abused Indigenous youths searched

Child abuse detectives have searched a Broome property understood to be the recent home of former Catholic Bishop Christopher Saunders, who was last year the subject of investigati...

Jarred Cross Jan 16, 2024
New report reveals child protection systems failing Indigenous children and families

The latest national report from SNAICC – National Voice for our Children has found child protection systems are failing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families,...

Giovanni Torre Nov 29, 2023
Indigenous families launch class action against Queensland's child protection failures

First Nations children and parents have launched landmark class actions against the Queensland government for their systemic failure to reunite families removed under child protect...

Giovanni Torre Nov 29, 2023
New report finds racism at Victorian schools is impacting Indigenous children in care

Indigenous children in care in Victoria are facing barriers - including racism - that maintain the gap in education outcomes, a new report has found.  The ‘Let us Learn: systemic...

Dechlan Brennan Nov 16, 2023
Queensland Family and Child Commission urges reforms to increase kinship care for Indigenous children

The Queensland Family and Child Commission is calling for the requirement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kinship carers to hold a Blue Card be removed, allowing more chi...

Giovanni Torre Nov 2, 2023
Commissioner for Aboriginal Children says progress even more vital after referendum loss

Progress for Indigenous children and young people is even more vital in the wake of the Voice to Parliament referendum defeat, a new report tabled today in the Victorian parliament...

Dechlan Brennan Nov 1, 2023
Victorian government announces new panel in Youth Justice overhaul

The Victorian government has taken the next step in their overhaul of the youth criminal justice system in the state, with the announcement of a five-person independent review pane...

Dechlan Brennan Oct 31, 2023
Canadian Federal Court green-lights $26.3 billion compensation to First Nations children and families

The Federal Court of Canada approved the First Nations Child and Family Services, Jordan’s Principle, Trout and Kith Class Settlement Agreement on Tuesday, a First Nations-led agre...

Giovanni Torre Oct 26, 2023
We do not need another inquiry into Aboriginal child sexual abuse in Australia

The call for (yet another) Royal Commission into poor outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations is not sensible nor would it deliver any new information about h...

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