23 February 2015 | Community Announcements The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a consultation paper on redress and civil litigation. Early on the Royal Commission recognised that redress and civil litigation are important issues to survivors of child sexual abuse and to institutions that have acknowledged the inadequacies of […]
3 February 2015 | General Interest In response to the ROGS, Victoria’s Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, Andrew Jackomos, has called for immediate action to halt the alarming rise of Indigenous children in Victoria being placed in protective care. The report shows that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Victoria who had […]
27 January 2015 | General Interest The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has turned its attention to the sexual exploitation of children in state care. The Royal Commission has ordered government departments and private organisations to provide data from the past 10 years relating to all alleged and proven sexual abuse […]
22 January 2015 | General Interest A review conducted by James Cook University on responses to sexual abuse on Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders has resulted in a request for more effective and practical work in the area. James Cook University’s Dr Janya McCalman led a team of analysts in a nation-wide evaluation and found […]
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has launched a national public awareness campaign calling for more people to come forward to share their story. Royal Commission Chief Executive Officer Janette Dines said that while more than 1,400 people have already shared their story with a Royal Commissioner, there may be many […]
Visit Website Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report examining the purpose, scope and reporting status of a number of national frameworks, agreements and partnership agreements relating to children and young people. Mapping of children and youth indicator reporting frameworks offers an overview of relevant frameworks and agreements, which includes 6 National Frameworks, 4 […]
Visit Website This website provides information on the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and available support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The website also provides a list of frequently ask questions to assist in the process of contacting the Royal Commission and in telling your story.
Download File This paper investigates whether the current expectations of cultural competence in the early childhood education and care regulatory framework, and in particular the NQS, are appropriately articulated and whether they can be met by the current assessment and rating processes. It draws on the Coalition of Australian Government’s national Indigenous reform agenda, which […]
Download File This submission brings forward the knowledge and experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations. It is made by peak bodies and lead agencies advocating for and supporting the best interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care across the country.
Member organisations of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples (Congress) met in Sydney on 26 November for round-table discussions on important issues relating to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The meeting was coordinated by Congress to discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contributions to the Royal Commission. As a […]