12 November 2014 | General Interest The Senate Committee inquiring into Grandparents who take primary responsibility for raising their grandchildren has released a number of recommendations pertaining to the needs of grandparents and grandchildren who live in these formal or informal care arrangements. The 18 recommendations have been developed following extensive public consultation, and can […]
11 November 2014 | General Interest Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) figures show that around one in five children starting school are not prepared socially or emotionally for the school environment. The figures show up to 27,000 children are not school-ready when they commence, with 9 percent of children lacking in social skills and self-confidence, […]
Download File This Guide includes a set of evidence-based good practice principles (the Principles). The Principles build on and are consistent with the values and principles in the National Plan and its supporting strategies. This Guide also includes key indicators to support implementation and monitoring of the Principles in the form of a ‘Process Framework’.
The latest annual Aboriginal Affairs report from the Victorian Government has delivered good news on a number of Closing the Gap targets and alarming news on child protection for the state’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. Tabled in Parliament on 2 April, the 2013 report shows that progress has been made […]
A study conducted by the Public Health Advocacy Institute Western Australia (PHAIWA) has found that Australian media coverage offers an overwhelmingly negative portrayal of Aboriginal health. The Portrayal of Indigenous Health in Selected Australian Media study found 74% of articles about Aboriginal health focused on negative stories within communities, while 11% contained neutral content and […]
With the end of financial year in sight, the 38 new Aboriginal Children and Family Centres (ACFCs) across Australia are continuing to operate under an uncertain funding future with no indication yet that the issue will be resolved before 30 June. The 38 ACFCs represent a $300m investment by COAG under a National Partnership Agreement […]
Child protection workers in New South Wales have complained of being shuffled from office to office to cover staff vacancies, preventing them from getting to children in need, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald. After revelations the NSW Department of Family and Community Services is failing to see a growing number of […]