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In this issue
After ten years of service, former SNAICC Chair Muriel Bamblett and SNAICC Executive Offi cer Julian Pocock have stood down. Losing such skilled advocates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families is an enormous loss for our organisation, but their work has been taken up under a new leadership team of a new Chair, and new EO. This issue tells some of their stories.
SNAICC News covers many of the recent federal initiatives aff ecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait children and families. We ask: Is the new National Child Protection Framework on the right track? Where will the new 35 Indigenous child and family centres be located and will they be managed by Aboriginal community controlled agencies? Are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services assured of retaining and extending their funding under the new Family Support Program? How can the Closing the Gap eff ort be extended to cover all jurisdictions?
Thanks to all the contributors who sent us photos or stories about their rising stars, and especially to Bethalia Dingley (Tabuai) for her beautiful family photos.