A number of human rights, multicultural and Indigenous organisations — as well as the chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine and Aboriginal Liberal MP Ken Wyatt — have voiced strong opposition to the Australian Government’s proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. The Government wants to remove provisions in the Racial […]
Download File SNAICC’s submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into future option for childcare and early childhood learning, February 2014. SNAICC is calling on the inquiry to make recommendations addressing inequities that result in a huge gap in access to early childhood services for our children.
Meetings were held this week between community representatives and Attorney General Senator George Brandis to discuss the review of section 18(c) of the Racial Discrimination Act (the Act). The Act is currently under government review for amendment of Section 18(c). This section of the Act makes it unlawful for someone to make a public statement […]
Download File This paper presents program and funding ideas to support integrated services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. Its immediate focus is the Budget Based Funded (BBF) services and Aboriginal Child and Family Centres (ACFCs). Its broader aim is to help develop policy and funding ideas for sustainable, community-managed Aboriginal and […]
Are you a young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person aged 18-25? Are you passionate about positive change in your communities? Are you passionate about the rights of your mob? Do you want to know more about human rights and why it’s important to you? The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) and Oxfam Australia will be […]
The Close the Gap Coalition is gearing up for National Close the Gap Day 2014. You and your organisation are invited to take part in the day by hosting an event or activity to raise awareness of, and support for, the campaign. National Close the Gap Day is the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]
SNAICC recognises that many of our families require intensive supports to address complex needs, family breakdown and multiple stressors. Many of our families remain damaged by the intergenerational impacts of past policies of forced removal of children from their family and culture. Commitment is needed to heal and strengthen family functioning. Secondary services are vital […]
SNAICC is currently undertaking work to promote the important role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in decision-making for their children. In December 2012, SNAICC released a framework that describes elements of a human-rights based understanding of what genuine participation in child protection decision-making requires. Throughout 2012-13 SNAICC undertook research analysing current legal, policy […]
Download File SNAICC submission in response to a call for a Parliamentary Select Committee on Child Care in South Australia (SA). Martin Hamilton-Smith, Member for Waite, SA, called for the establishment of the Committee to examine the availability and affordability of early childhood services in South Australia (SA).
Download File SNAICC has developed a human rights framework for the genuine participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in child protection decision-making for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The framework describes the source and scope of the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate in decisions that affect their […]