Download File Delegates at SNAICC’s Fifth National Conference in Cairns today unanimously endorsed a national campaign to halve the dramatically high number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care by 2018.
Download File Representatives from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and family centres across Australia have called on the Australian and state-territory governments to urgently confirm funding for the centres beyond June 2014 and ensure their long-term future.
Download File Canadian children’s rights advocate Cindy Blackstock has told the largest-ever conference on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children that children are powerful advocates for their own rights – and governments in Canada and Australia have failed their most vulnerable children. Professor Blackstock, Director of The Caring Society of Canada and Associate Professor at […]
Download File Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson will tell a major children’s conference this week that government programs and services for distressed children and parents must consider the impacts of trauma or they will continue to fail. Professor Atkinson, a Jiman and Bundjalung woman and an expert on trauma and healing, will run a workshop and […]
Download File The recently retired Vice President of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Ms Marta Mauras Perez, has called on the Australian Government to urgently improve its efforts to redress persistent discrimination against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Ms Mauras Perez, who is visiting Australia next week and speaking on […]
Download File Professor Cindy Kiro — New Zealand’s first female and only Maori to have been national Children’s Commissioner — will be a keynote speaker at SNAICC’s Fifth National Conference in Cairns from 4 to 6 June. Professor Kiro, head of the education faculty at Victoria University in Wellington, will participate in a forum on […]
Download File How do we reduce the dramatically high and increasing number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-home-home care in Australia? And how do we ensure that the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-home-care to remain connected to their family, their community and their culture is respected? The […]
Download File The long-term funding and sustainability of vital Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander integrated early childhood and family support services will be a major issue for discussion at SNAICC’s Fifth National Conference in Cairns from 4 to 6 June. SNAICC Deputy Chairperson (Early Childhood), Geraldine Atkinson, said the uncertainty about the future of Aboriginal […]
Download File SNAICC welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement that it has extended funding of the Budget Based Funding (BBF) program until June 2014, as an interim measure while it completes a review of the program. The announcement provides some short-term relief and certainty to the 269 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood services around […]