Media Release 14 December 2015 – COAG announces new national Closing the Gap target for access to early education
14 Dec 2015
One of the key outcomes of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting in Sydney last week is a new Closing the Gap target for access to early childhood education.
Media Release 11 December 2015 – SNAICC welcomes Government’s third action plan: Driving Change, Intervening Early
11 Dec 2015
This week marked the launch of the Third Action Plan under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020 to both tackle Australia’s appalling rates of child abuse and neglect and address failures in the system which is designed to support families.
Media Release 10 December 2015 – United Nations Human Rights Day shines spotlight on abuses of our children’s rights
10 Dec 2015
Human Rights Day, observed every year on 10 December, commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly.
Media Release 3 December 2015 –SNAICC concerned child care reforms will deny Indigenous children early learning services
3 Dec 2015
Yesterday’s introduction to parliament of proposed early childhood education and care reform legislation by The Hon. Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, has deeply concerned SNAICC, the national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and family services.
Media Release 2 December 2015 –Social Justice and Native Title Report highlights over-representation in out-of-home care
2 Dec 2015
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda has published the Social Justice and Native Title Report 2015, with several of the 21 recommendations aimed at addressing “one of the most pressing human rights challenges facing Australia today” – reducing the over-representation of our children in out-of-home care.
Media Release 17 September 2015 – 2015 SNAICC National Conference calls for new framework for systemic change
17 Sep 2015
Following three days of sharing, learning and planning a final list of resolutions have been agreed to provide better systems and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.
Media Release 14 September 2015 – SNAICC National Conference to drive collective change for Indigenous child wellbeing
14 Sep 2015
Tomorrow, 15th September, sees the opening of the 6th SNAICC National conference in Perth on the land of the Whadjuk Noongar people.
Media Release 20 August 2015 – SNAICC welcomes Inquiry Report recommending community control of services for families
20 Aug 2015
The report of the Senate Inquiry into out of home care released yesterday by the senate Community Affairs References Committee has identified the need for urgent and comprehensive reforms to address a system that is failing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Media Release 18 August 2015 – Minister reinforces commitment to improved access to services for Indigenous children
18 Aug 2015
A commitment by the Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, confirmed in a statement today, to improve access to early years services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children has been welcomed by SNAICC, the national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.
Media Release 4 August 2015 – Celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day – 4 August 2015
4 Aug 2015
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August provides all Australians with an opportunity to recognise the strengths and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, as well as draw attention to the issues that affect them.
Media Release 28 July 2015 – Celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day – 4 August 2015
28 Jul 2015
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, held on 4 August annually, celebrates and recognises the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. This year’s theme is Little People, Big Futures – we want all our kids to stand tall, so that they can feel connected and proud of their cultures.
Media Release 28 July 2015 – Queensland Government Budget announces strong investment in Indigenous family services
28 Jul 2015
The announcement that the Queensland State Government is allocating $38.8 million over four years to secure the ongoing operations of 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Family Centres has been welcomed by the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Care (SNAICC).
Media Release 18 May 2015 – Minister launches Family Matters website as part of national initiative
18 May 2015
A new resource will be launched this week on strategies and tools nationwide and state--by--state to reduce Indigenous child removals across the country.
Media Release 13 May 2015 – SNAICC concerned new childcare package is unfair and punishes our most vulnerable children
13 May 2015
SNAICC Chairperson, Sharron Williams, says the childcare package released in the federal budget punishes those children who need support most.
Media Release 19 March 2015 – Government’s Families Package must be a turning point to improve the lives of our children
19 Mar 2015
The Australian Government has a great opportunity under its new Families Package to improve education, employment and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families — by providing sustainable, long-term funding to Indigenous early years services.
Media Release 17 March 2015 – Australia loses a great Aboriginal leader: vale Dr Alf Bamblett
17 Mar 2015
Australia has lost a tireless champion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights with the passing of Dr Alf Bamblett.
Media Release 24 February 2015 – Report takes first step towards long-term change for Indigenous children and families
24 Feb 2015
SNAICC applauds the Productivity Commission’s final Report into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning for identifying the need for a long-term community-focused program to support the provision of diverse, culturally-appropriate services for children that are at a higher risk of being developmentally vulnerable.
Media Alert 13 February 2015 – Grandmothers Against Removals rally in Canberra
13 Feb 2015
The Grandmothers Against Removals movement is organising a rally today at 12:00 noon from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tent Embassy to Parliament House.
Media Release 13 February 2015 – Closing the Gap statements becoming a disappointing and frustrating ritual
13 Feb 2015
Unless there is a new approach to the delivery of programs and services for Indigenous Australians — that retargets government funding to early years education and health and improves Indigenous participation — the Prime Minister’s Closing the Gap statement will continue to be an annual ritual in disappointment and frustration.
Media Release 4 February 2015 – Community meeting on the crisis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child removals
4 Feb 2015
Nationally, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (aged 0-17) make up just 4.6 per cent of the child population yet comprise almost 35 per cent of all children in out-of-home care. The disproportionate number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children being removed from their families is reaching crisis levels and continues to spiral upwards.
Media Release 4 February 2015 – Dropping PPL should pave the way for more support for disadvantaged families
4 Feb 2015
SNAICC welcomes Prime Minister Abbott’s decision to drop the Paid Parental Leave scheme and focus on improved child care support for Australian families.
Media Release 30 January 2015 – Governments must start listening to stem the tide of child removals
30 Jan 2015
Since the National Apology, the number of Indigenous children in care has increased by 65 per cent. When will governments start listening?
Media Release 10 December 2014 – Time for Australia to pick up its act on human rights
10 Dec 2014
As the world celebrates Human Rights Day today, SNAICC calls on the Australian Government to lead the way by re-visiting a federal Human Rights Act to protect the rights of all Australian citizens.
Media Release 9 December 2014 – SNAICC and 1800RESPECT launch two new resources on family violence prevention
9 Dec 2014
In partnership with 1800RESPECT — the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service — SNAICC has launched two major resources on to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and frontline family violence workers.
Media Release 5 December 2014 – SNAICC urges new Victorian government to make Aboriginal Affairs a high priority
5 Dec 2014
SNAICC congratulates Daniel Andrews and the ALP on its victory in the Victorian state election and urges the new government to make the pressing issues facing Aboriginal children, young people and families a priority in the next four years and reset the relationship with Victoria’s Aboriginal community.
Media Release 27 November 2014 – Implement Social Justice Commissioner’s recommendations says Aboriginal organisations
27 Nov 2014
A coalition of national Aboriginal, human rights and campaign organisations have called on governments to implement the recommendations in the 2014 Social Justice Report.
Media Release 18 November 2014 – SNAICC releases new resource on family violence prevention
18 Nov 2014
SNAICC has launched a new resource to support best practice across the nation to reduce the incidence and impacts of family violence on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Media Release 21 October 2014 – We can and must do better for our vulnerable children
21 Oct 2014
SNAICC Deputy Chairperson Geraldine Atkinson has told a Canberra forum celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child that Australia had a legal and moral responsibility to protect the rights of its most vulnerable children, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Media Release 28 April 2014 – Racial Discrimination Act should be left well enough alone
28 Apr 2014
SNAICC stands alongside the many Indigenous and ethnic groups that have expressed considerable concern and alarm that the reforms would weaken protection against racist and other forms of vilification in Australia.
Media Release 20 March 2014 – SNAICC’s Statement for National Close the Gap Day
20 Mar 2014
The Australian Government must provide a substantial boost to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood education services if it is to meet its new Closing the Gap target on Indigenous school attendance rates and achieve sustained success in other target areas.
Media Release 13 February 2014 – The gap can only be closed in partnership with Aboriginal organisations and communities
7 Mar 2014
Following the Prime Minister’s latest Closing the Gap report, SNAICC calls on governments to ensure adequate funding and the meaningful participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations to see sustainable improvements across all the Closing the Gap targets.
Media Release 4 March 2014 – SNAICC congratulates Dala Yooro Children and Family Centre and says to government: guarantee its future
5 Mar 2014
The peak national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, SNAICC, has welcomed tomorrow’s official opening of the Dala Yooro Children and Family Centre at Bairnsdale — and called on the Australian Government to guarantee its long-term funding.
Media Release 12 February 2014 – Aboriginal community-controlled services need funding certainty to deliver better results in closing the gap
13 Feb 2014
The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (SNAICC) has again called for long-term funding certainty for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled early childhood services, following the Prime Minister’s Closing the Gap report this morning.
Media Release 10 February 2014 – Canberra Breakfast: ALERT
10 Feb 2014
SNAICC is holding a breakfast event in partnership with the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), Early Childhood Australia and UNICEF.
Media Release 17 December 2013 – Failing child protection system in the NT needs new Aboriginal agency
16 Jan 2014
A recent forum held in Darwin has identified the creation of an Aboriginal Child Care Agency as an urgent initiative to improve the protection and wellbeing of Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory and reduce the number of children being placed in out-of-home care.
Media Release 18 December 2013 – Cuts to Aboriginal Legal Services
18 Dec 2013
Cuts to Aboriginal Legal Services will further disadvantage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Media Release 10 December 2013 – Australia has the resources to be a leader on human rights
12 Dec 2013
Today is International Human Rights Day — an opportune time to reflect that it’s been 18 months since the report from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, which found Australia’s efforts wanting in relation to its most vulnerable children, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Media Release 10 December 2013 – SNAICC calls for new program to support early childhood outcomes
10 Dec 2013
SNAICC, the national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and family services, will urge the Australian Government to support Aboriginal early childhood education services — which face an uncertain future despite their crucial role in closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage.
Media Release 6 December 2013 – The passing of Mr Nelson Mandela
6 Dec 2013
Statement by Sharron Williams, SNAICC Chairperson on the passing of Mr Nelson Mandela.
Media Release 12 November 2013 – Darwin forum brings together child welfare sector on out-of-home care crisis
4 Dec 2013
A forum in Darwin this Thursday (14 November) will bring together key players in the NT’s child welfare sector to look at local solutions to address the soaring number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care.
Joint Media Release 27 November 2013 – Joint Statement from Congress member organisations on the Royal Commission
27 Nov 2013
Joint Statement from Congress member organisations on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse
Media Release 15 November 2013 – Minister pledges his support for Aboriginal controlled services
19 Nov 2013
At a forum attended by over 140 non-government organisations and community members, the Northern Territory Minister for Children and Families, John Elferink yesterday pledged his support for Aboriginal controlled services.
Media Release 12 September 2013 – SNAICC congratulates Nova Peris on her historic election
12 Sep 2013
SNAICC chairperson Sharron Williams has congratulated Nova Peris on her election as a Senator for the Northern Territory and becoming the first Aboriginal woman to enter Federal Parliament.
Media Release 2 September 2013 – National Child Protection Week
2 Sep 2013
To mark 2013 National Child Protection Week, SNAICC has launched two major reports that reinforce the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in child protection.
Media Release 2 August 2013 – Our children’s rights must be a priority for governments
2 Aug 2013
On the eve of National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day, SNAICC Chairperson Sharron Williams has called on governments to treat the rights and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children as a priority.
Media Release 25 July 2013 – Poverty, not Aboriginal culture, is the real issue
26 Jul 2013
SNAICC is concerned with some recent negative media coverage about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle, including articles quoting the NT Chief Magistrate Hilary Hannam.
Media Release 22 July 2013 – SNAICC welcomes final report into Queensland’s child protection system, with some concerns
23 Jul 2013
SNAICC welcomes final report into Queensland’s child protection system — but with some concerns.
Media Release 18 July 2013 – National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day – 4 August 2013
18 Jul 2013
National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day (NAICD) is held on 4 August each year to honour and celebrate the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children within family and community.
Media Release 16 July 2013 – SNAICC welcomes appointment of Mr Andrew Jackomos
18 Jul 2013
SNAICC warmly welcomes the ground-breaking appointment of Mr Andrew Jackomos as Victoria’s — and Australia’s — first Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Youth.
Media Release 10 June 2013
13 Jun 2013
STOP THE CREATION OF ANOTHER STOLEN GENERATION – MELBOURNE FORUM, FRIDAY 14 JUNE
Media Release 8 June 2013 – governments must commit to survival of Aboriginal children and family centres
8 Jun 2013
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.
Media Release 6 June 2013 – Delegates call for action to reduce high number of children in out-of-home care
8 Jun 2013
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.
Media Release 4 June 2013 – Our governments have failed Indigenous children
5 Jun 2013
Our governments have failed Indigenous children, Canadian First Nations advocate tells SNAICC conference.
Media Release 3 June 2013 – Programs for vulnerable children and families must consider impacts of trauma
4 Jun 2013
Programs for vulnerable children and families must consider impacts of trauma, says Aboriginal expert. 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.
Media Release 29 May 2013 – Visiting United Nations official Ms Marta Mauras Perez, calls for urgent attention
31 May 2013
Former New Zealand Children’s Commissioner to speak at SNAICC National Conference
Media Release 31 May 2013 – Visiting United Nations official calls for urgent attention
31 May 2013
Visiting United Nations official calls for urgent attention on serious and widespread discrimination faced by Indigenous children.
Media Release 30 May 2013 – How do we remove the harm and not the children?
30 May 2013
How do we reduce the dramatically high and increasing number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-home-home care in Australia? Child protection issues a major focus at SNAICC National Conference.
Media Release 27 May 2013 – Funding of early childhood education and care services a critical issue at SNAICC Conference
29 May 2013
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.
Media Release 21 May 2013 – SNAICC conference to explore critical issues
23 May 2013
SNAICC conference to explore critical issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in Australia.
Media Release 22 May 2013 – SNAICC welcomes extension of funding for Aboriginal early childhood services
23 May 2013
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.
Media Release 15 May 2013 – Chief Minister’s solution on Aboriginal child protection short-sighted
16 May 2013
Chief Minister’s solution on Aboriginal child protection short-sighted, paternalistic — and wrong. SNAICC is disappointed and concerned with NT Chief Minister Adam Giles’s remarks that his Government would encourage the adoption of Aboriginal children to non-Aboriginal families.
Media Release 13 May 2013 – A time to recognise the diversity & strength of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander famiies
14 May 2013
From 15 to 21 May, Australia will celebrate National Families Week to recognise the fundamental importance of families. This year’s theme is Families Working Together: Getting the Balance Right.
Media Release 14 March 2013 – SNAICC congratulates Adam Giles on becoming first Indigenous head of government
15 Mar 2013
SNAICC Chairperson Sharron Williams has congratulated Adam Giles on becoming Australia’s first Indigenous head of government.
Media Release 8 March 2013 – New approaches are needed to child protection – or we risk another Stolen Generation
12 Mar 2013
The latest report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reveals an already serious situation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is getting worse.
Media Release 25 February 2013 – Appointment National Children’s Commissioner
25 Feb 2013
SNAICC welcomes the appointment of Megan Mitchell as the first National Children’s Commissioner to promote the human rights, wellbeing and development of children and young people in Australia.
Media Release 13 February 2013 – Governments must support our organisations to help ‘close the gap’
13 Feb 2013
On the fifth anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations, SNAICC calls on governments to guarantee funding and other support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services to help close the gap on Indigenous disadvantage.
Media Release 14 January 2013 – appointment of Professor Helen Milroy as a Royal Commissioner
16 Jan 2013
SNAICC welcomes the appointment of Professor Helen Milroy as one of six Commissioners to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Media Release 17 December 2012 – Government cuts a major blow to the territory’s vulnerable children and families
17 Dec 2012
The NT Government’s decision to halve the budget of the peak body SAF,T (Strong Aboriginal Families, Together) — set up only a year ago — is a backward step and a major blow for the territory’s vulnerable Aboriginal children and families.
Media Release 10 December 2012 – Human Rights Day
11 Dec 2012
In 2012, Human Rights Day focuses on the rights of all people — women, youth, minorities, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, the poor and marginalised — to make their voices heard in public life and be included in political decision-making.
Media Release 03 December 2012 – SNAICC and NATSILS Royal Commission into institutional child sexual abuse.
4 Dec 2012
Royal Commission must ensure the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. National peak bodies SNAICC and NATSILS have called for the forthcoming Royal Commission into institutional child sexual abuse to use the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as the basis for its work and ensure the effective engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Media Release 11 October 2012 – When can our children expect to enjoy the same rights as other Australian children?
28 Nov 2012
Statement by SNAICC Chairperson Dawn Wallam on the inaugural International Day of the Girl Child.
Media Release 26 September 2012 – Deadly new book marks 25 years of National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day
27 Sep 2012
SNAICC has published a glossy coffee table book to celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day (NAICD).
Media Release 31 August 2012 – Inclusive approach the way forward on serious child protection issues
5 Sep 2012
On the eve of National Child Protection Week, SNAICC Chairperson Dawn Wallam has urged governments to make the welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children an urgent priority — with the active involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities.
Media Release 23 August 2012 – SNAICC welcomes Second Action Plan to protect children
23 Aug 2012
SNAICC Chairperson Dawn Wallam has congratulated the Australian Government on the launch of the Second Action Plan 2012-15 of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020.
Media Release 02 August 2012 – Time to reflect on progress as National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day turns 25
2 Aug 2012
On the 25th anniversary of National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day, SNAICC has called on Australian governments to take heed of embarrassing international criticism of Australia’s efforts to protect the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Media Release 24 July 2012 – Review of BBF Program an important opportunity for change
24 Jul 2012
Review of BBF Program an important opportunity for change — but consultation process must be genuine.
Media Release 2 May 2012 – SNAICC stands in solidarity with Yolnu Nations Assembly
3 May 2012
The Yolnu Nations have called on the Senate to discard in full the Stronger Futures package of bills that, if enacted, would extend the intervention in Northern Territory Aboriginal communities for 10 years.
Media Release 30 April 2012 – National Deputy Children’s Commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
2 May 2012
SNAICC Chairperson Dawn Wallam urges the Government to go one crucial step further and create a national deputy children’s commissioner with a specific focus on our children and young people – the most vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians.
Media Release 13 March 2012 – Draft human rights plan needs major overhaul
13 Mar 2012
SNAICC has warned the Australian Government that its Draft National Human Rights Action Plan ignores the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care and will not substantially advance human rights in its current form.
Media Release 29 February 2012 – Victoria can lead the way for vulnerable children
29 Feb 2012
SNAICC strongly urges the Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu to implement the recommendations arising out of the Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry.
Media Release 16 February 2012 – Self-determination is the key to Closing the Gap
17 Feb 2012
SNAICC welcomes the encouraging findings in Prime Minister Gillard’s latest progress report on Closing the Gap, and in particular her strong, ongoing commitment to meeting all targeted areas within the set timeframes.
Media Release 13 February 2012 – A long road ahead as National Apology milestone comes around
16 Feb 2012
Two reports leading up to the fourth anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations serve as a stark reminder that much remains to be done to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, according to SNAICC Chairperson Dawn Wallam.
Media Release 9 Feb 2012- Stronger Futures legislation based on the same flaws as original emergency response in the NT
9 Feb 2012
SNAICC has urged a parliamentary committee considering the Stronger Futures legislation for Northern Territory Aboriginal communities to reject the package of bills, recommending that it be redeveloped in accordance with international human rights laws to which Australia is bound.
Media Release 21 January 2012 – Panel’s recommendations on constitutional reform an exciting opportunity for Australia
24 Jan 2012
Statement by SNAICC Chairperson Dawn Wallam to mark United Nations Human Rights Day: We have a fundamental right to participate in decisions that impact on our children and our communities.
Media Release 09 Decmeber 2011 – Statement by SNAICC Chairperson Dawn Wallam to mark United Nations Human Rights Day
9 Dec 2011
Statement by SNAICC Chairperson Dawn Wallam to mark United Nations Human Rights Day: We have a fundamental right to participate in decisions that impact on our children and our communities
Media Release 19 November 2011 – Aboriginal and TI children and families not hard to reach – but services hard to find
22 Nov 2011
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families not hard to reach – but adequate support services are hard to find. SNAICC National Executive member Lisa Coulson has told a major conference there is an urgent need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and family support services that are holistic and culturally appropriate to help build a stronger future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Media Release 18 November 2011 – SNAICC Chairperson launches new assessment tool to assist Aboriginal kinship carers
18 Nov 2011
SNAICC Chairperson Dawn Wallam has launched a groundbreaking new tool to empower Aboriginal kinship carers to identify needs, develop action plans and improve outcomes for children.
Media Release 4 August 2011 – National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
3 Aug 2011
The national launch of NAICD 2011 will be held in Shepparton on Thursday, 4 August. – This year’s NAICD theme is: ‘From small to big, growing stronger every day’.
Media Release 7 June 2011 – Year 5 student’s artwork chosen for National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day poster
14 Jun 2011
This year’s National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day (NAICD) poster will feature the artwork of Jazmin Clark, a Year 5 student at Challa Gardens Primary School in the Adelaide suburb of Kilkenny.
Statement from the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care
3 May 2011
The SNAICC National Executive met last night and stood down the Chairperson, Mr Steven Larkins following charges by Newcastle police on serious matters involving child pornography. The National Executive has appointed Ms Dawn Wallam as Acting Chairperson.
Media Release 9 February 2011 – SNAICC supports NT Elders’ pleas for basic human rights
23 Feb 2011
SNAICC supports the call by Northern Territory Elders and prominent Australians to stop the continuing policy failure and abrogation of human rights in the Northern Territory.
Media Release 03 August 2009 – National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day 2009
3 Aug 2009
Media Release 1 August 2005 – Statement for 2005 National Aboriginal & Islander Children’s Day
1 Aug 2005
‘Foster and kinship carers – keeping kids connected to community, family and culture’ – Statement for National Aboriginal & Islander Children’s Day, 4 August 2005.
Media Release 1 September 2004 – Federal Election 2004: Specific Election Commitments Needed for Indigenous Children
1 Sep 2004
Statement calling for commitments to be made for Indigenous children during the 2004 federal election.
Media Release 10 February 2010 – The Aboriginal Child Placement Principle puts children’s safety first
10 Feb 2010
Media Release 11 September 2007 – The largest ever national conference on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
11 Sep 2007
The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) will hold the largest ever national conference on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Adelaide next week from 19 to 21 September 2007.
Media Release 12 February 2008 – Apology holds a promise for children today and a path to social inclusion
12 Feb 2008
SNAICC media statement on the occasion of the national apology by the national parliament to the Stolen Generations on 13 February 2008.
Media Release 13 February 2008 – National Apology welcomed by national Indigenous children’s peak body
13 Feb 2008
SNAICC media statement applauding Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for the manner in which he apologised today to the Stolen Generations.
Media Release 13 May 2008 – Budget needs to deliver on promise to close the gap for Indigenous children
13 May 2008
Media Release 13 November 2008 – New resource to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people develop child safe
13 Nov 2008
The SNAICC Resource Service has distributed over 600 Through Young Black Eyes Workshop Kits free to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members, family workers and services around the nation.