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 […]
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 […]
The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples has joined other Indigenous organisations in calling for the creation of specific justice targets under Closing the Gap to address the “alarming and growing” over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the justice system. Congress Co-Chair Kirstie Parker, who is also Co-Chair of the Close the […]
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.
Visit Website The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions was developed in partnership with the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions. It provides information on how national human rights institutions can assist in ensuring advocacy for, and implementation of, the rights of Indigenous […]
Visit Website Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations Human Rights System provides information on the United Nations human rights systems in an easy-to-read format. It offers a summary of Indigenous Peoples rights and describes the international and regional human rights systems that can assist in protecting the human rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Children will soon have a further avenue to pursue if their rights are violated, with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child shortly being able to receive individual complaints from children or their representatives. The Chairperson of the Committee, Kirsten Sandberg, explains “The Optional Protocol gives children who have exhausted all legal avenues […]
Visit Website The Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria (FVPLS) has a number of resources available on its website. Fact sheets What is Family Violence A Quick Guide about Child Protection for Koori Families A guide to the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal Help Cards What to do if Child Protection is involved […]
Visit Website These reports, developed by Northern Territory Council of Social Service (NTCOSS), provide information on the cost of living in the Northern Territory
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.