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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.

Latest media reporting on PeakCare’s call to Get Smarter, Not Tougher, on Youth Crime

Late last week, PeakCare released a summary of the media reports about responses to ‘Stop Youth Crime – Get Smarter Not Tougher’, an…

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It’s time to get smarter, not tougher, on youth crime

“If we are demanding children to be accountable, we must be accountable to these children first and provide preventable measures…

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Open letter on youth justice published in the Courier Mail on Saturday, 28 January 2023

PeakCare Members, Supporters and media contacts may already be aware of the full-page open letter to the Queensland Parliament published…

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Latest media reporting on PeakCare’s call to Get Smarter, Not Tougher, on Youth Crime

Late last week, PeakCare released a summary of the media reports about responses to ‘Stop Youth Crime – Get Smarter Not Tougher’, an…

Read More

It’s time to get smarter, not tougher, on youth crime

“If we are demanding children to be accountable, we must be accountable to these children first and provide preventable measures…

Read More

Open letter on youth justice published in the Courier Mail on Saturday, 28 January 2023

PeakCare Members, Supporters and media contacts may already be aware of the full-page open letter to the Queensland Parliament published…

Read More