Latest News

Family Matters report again highlights escalating crisis of Indigenous children

The third annual Family Matters Report was publicly released in Canberra yesterday, 17th October 2019. The report again highlights the escalating crisis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children being over-represented in Australian child protection systems. The report shows a growing trend towards permanent placement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children away from kin, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children now over ten times more likely to be removed from their families than non-Indigenous children, and seven times more likely to be on a permanent care order. According to Richard Weston, CEO of SNAICC and Co-Chair of the Family Matters Campaign, this trend is placing children at serious risk of permanent separation from their families, cultures and communities. Read more.

Care experienced Youth Advisory Group to be appointed in Queensland

Youth Advisory Group to be appointed as key outcome of Queensland’s Residential Care Review, updated HSQF soon applicable, PeakCare’s new…

Read More

DCSSDS Motor Vehicle Safety Guidelines – FAQs and Clarifications

In late 2023, the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services released the Motor Vehicle Safety – Guidelines for Child…

Read More

Universities Accord Final Report released, legislative changes, and foster carer engagement

The Universities Accord Final Report has been released, containing recommendations to reform Australia’s higher education system. It’s also Queensland Women’s…

Read More

Submit a Comment





Care experienced Youth Advisory Group to be appointed in Queensland

Youth Advisory Group to be appointed as key outcome of Queensland’s Residential Care Review, updated HSQF soon applicable, PeakCare’s new…

Read More

DCSSDS Motor Vehicle Safety Guidelines – FAQs and Clarifications

In late 2023, the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services released the Motor Vehicle Safety – Guidelines for Child…

Read More

Universities Accord Final Report released, legislative changes, and foster carer engagement

The Universities Accord Final Report has been released, containing recommendations to reform Australia’s higher education system. It’s also Queensland Women’s…

Read More