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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
Thorpe Bill would end AG's power to block crimes against humanity cases from Australian courts
Senator Lidia Thorpe will introduce a Bill to strip Australia’s Attorney-General of their power to prevent the prosecution of ge...
Giovanni Torre 7 Feb 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 Communit...
Giovanni Torre 31 Jan 2024
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 sensi...
Report reveals under-funding, drastic Indigenous over-representation in SA child protection system
A new report reveals chronic under-funding is failing the most vulnerable children and young people in South Australia, and that...
Giovanni Torre 16 Jun 2023
New research shows "crisis" connection between out-of-home care and incarceration

New research demonstrates a clear link between out of home care and incarceration, finding evidence of systemic racism, a lack of visibility of people who have been in care, and an...

Jess Whaler May 19, 2023
NSW Ombudsman slams secrecy and abandonment of strategy to reduce overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in state care

The New South Wales Ombudsman has slammed the state’s Department of Communities and Justice over its lack of transparency and “abandoning” the strategy aimed at reducing the overre...

Giovanni Torre Mar 1, 2023
We must face the ugly truth to bring about change

The City of Perth Citizen of the Year award 2023 means only as much to me as the added agency it gives me to help as many of our forgotten citizens I can reach among my people. Hal...

Megan Krakouer Feb 19, 2023
NSW inquest into death of Indigenous teenager in state care reveals failures in the system

First Nations readers are advised that this story contains images and names of people who have passed away.  The New South Wales Coroner has begun the hearing into the death of Geo...

Giovanni Torre Feb 9, 2023
Push to reduce removal of Indigenous children from their families boosted by new government program

Peak Indigenous bodies have commended a new federal government child safety framework for addressing acute barriers faced by First Nations kids.  The initiative, called Safe and S...

Jarred Cross Feb 3, 2023
First Nations children's commissioners meet to tackle growing overrepresentation of Indigenous children in out-of-home care

Australian First Nations children’s commissioners and guardians met in Brisbane this week to explore strategies to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander childr...

Giovanni Torre Jan 12, 2023
Action on child removals, deaths in custody key to Voice support - Lidia Thorpe

Gunditjmara, Gunnai and Djab Wurrung senator Lidia Thorpe says the Australian Government needs to implement significant reforms on Indigenous child protection and deaths in custody...

Giovanni Torre Jan 12, 2023
National Suicide Prevention and Trauma Recovery Project launches fundraising drive to expand work with vulnerable people

The National Suicide Prevention and Trauma Recovery Project has been working with vulnerable people, including incarcerated children, over the past 3.5 years with few resources and...

Giovanni Torre Dec 28, 2022
Indigenous children 10.4 times more likely to be in out-of-home care, more likely to be abused in out-of-home care - new report reveals

The 2022 Family Matters Report released Tuesday revealed a child protection system in crisis. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are 10.4 times more likely to be in ou...

Giovanni Torre Nov 23, 2022
NT child removals plan has “deeply traumatic echoes” of Howard's intervention - Amnesty International

Amnesty International expressed alarm on Friday at reports the Northern Territory government is planning a new wave of child removals in what the human rights group described as “a...

Giovanni Torre Nov 11, 2022
NSW Government failing to keep First Nations kids with family

Two-years after a landmark independent review into the New South Wales child protection system, the rates of First Nations child being removed has increased. Last week Budget es...

Rachael Knowles Nov 8, 2021
NSW Greens introduce Bill to decrease removal of First Nations children

The Greens have announced bill which they say will bring an end to the removal of First Nations children from their families in New South Wales. The legislation, announced on Th...

Sarah Smit Oct 22, 2021
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