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NSW initiative supporting Aboriginal children to offer a path forward in early-childhood learning
Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children's developmental and learning outcomes was on the agenda on Wednesday, a...
Dechlan Brennan 21 Feb 2024
Children's commissioners across Australia welcome announcement of national Indigenous role
The announcement of a National Commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children has been welcomed by the Australi...
Dechlan Brennan 14 Feb 2024
Family's long struggle to maintain NDIS care for Indigenous teenager
A South Australian mum says “every day is a ticking time bomb” in a battle to maintain proper care for her son under the NDIS. ...
Jarred Cross 7 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...
Samantha Lock 6 Feb 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 "broke...
Giovanni Torre 29 Jan 2024
January 26 is a day to act, not a day to celebrate

First Nations self-determination advocacy group Children's Ground says January 26 is "a day to act... not a day to celebrate".The group said on Thursday it "recognises the enduring...

Giovanni Torre Jan 26, 2024
Young Indigenous boy and two friends allegedly abducted and abandoned on remote WA beach

Three teenagers have been apprehended following accusations of kidnapping three young boys in WA, including a Noongar-Yamatji child. The teenagers are said to have left the boys s...

Rhiannon Clarke Jan 21, 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
Alcoa backs Earbus' vital ongoing work with Indigenous children

A unique program that tackles ear health for Aboriginal and at-risk children will run locally for at least another three years in WA's South West, delivering much needed care.Alcoa...

Giovanni Torre Nov 21, 2023
Two young children found dead in remote Queensland Indigenous community

An investigation has been launched after the death of two toddlers in a remote Indigenous community in central Queensland.  On Friday evening police attended a property at Woorabi...

Jarred Cross Nov 11, 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...

SNAICC urges heightened awareness of children's wellbeing after Voice referendum result

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) - National Voice for Our Children has rejected claims the referendum result on the weekend was a “failure,”...

Dechlan Brennan Oct 17, 2023
WA Police fail to appear before inquiry into murdered Indigenous women and children

Western Australian police have refused to attend a Senate inquiry into missing and murdered First Nations women and children. Before the public hearing began in Perth on Wednesday...

Rudi Maxwell Oct 4, 2023
Peak Indigenous children's group backs consumer watchdog on childcare reform

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children has welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's second interim report into childcare costs and accessibility, and urged t...

Giovanni Torre Oct 3, 2023
Inquest into death of 12-year-old Indigenous girl in state care urges greater communication between agencies

The father of a young Indigenous girl who passed away in hospital in 2019 whilst in out-of-home care said he hopes the changes recommended by the coroner will prevent “other childr...

Dechlan Brennan Sep 8, 2023
Agencies back SNAICC call for national Commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

Allies for Children, a newly formed alliance of Child Protection agencies, has rallied behind SNAICC – National Voice for Our Children and its call for an independent National Com...

Giovanni Torre Sep 7, 2023
Over 180 organisations condemn Queensland government's latest breach of Human Rights Act

More than 180 human rights, Indigenous and legal groups have written an open letter to the Queensland government, condemning their decision to allow children to be housed in adult...

Dechlan Brennan Aug 31, 2023
1500 Indigenous leaders and advocates to gather for SNAICC '23 in Garamilla/Darwin

One of the biggest conferences to be held in the Top End in recent years, SNAICC '23 will see more than 1,500 delegates in Garamilla/Darwin on September 5-7.   The conference wil...

Giovanni Torre Aug 30, 2023
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