“Closing the Gap” is Failing and Needs a Radical Overhaul – The Conversation

Extract from an artilce by Diana Perche, Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy, Macquarie University Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull presented the ninth annual Closing the Gap report to parliament this week. In keeping with previous reports, it outlined limited progress on key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008. These … [Read More] “Closing the Gap” is Failing and Needs a Radical Overhaul – The Conversation

New issue: Developing Practice: The child youth and family work journal – ACWA & NSW FamS

Developing Practice is a refereed journal that has been published by the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) and the NSW Family Services (FamS) for the child, youth and family services sector since 2001. Issue 44, September 2016 In this issue: What road ahead? Directions and challenges for the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020. Early … [Read More] New issue: Developing Practice: The child youth and family work journal – ACWA & NSW FamS

Indigenous Affairs: A quick guide to key internet links – ParlInfo

Extract from a paper by Jade Koekoe and James Haughton Social Policy Section This Quick Guide provides links to: A listing of Australian Government Indigenous affairs policies and programs The Council of Australian Government (COAG) key agreements under ‘Closing the Gap’ Key documents on the proposed Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Other … [Read More] Indigenous Affairs: A quick guide to key internet links – ParlInfo

Boyer Lectures: Give every child the best start

The 57th Boyer Lecture Series: Over four lectures and four weeks, the World Medical Association president, professor Sir Michael Marmot, explores the challenges communities face in solving issues of health inequality. In this episode, ep. two, Professor Sir Michael Marmot explains how the good and bad things that happen in early childhood set the stage … [Read More] Boyer Lectures: Give every child the best start

Achieving Stability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in Out-of-home Care – SNAICC

SNAICC (Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care) and many of its members have been watching with concern as, around the country, a range of processes are undertaken to progress longer-term care arrangements for children. They vary in detail but have been broadly described as permanency planning measures. Some of these proposals have already … [Read More] Achieving Stability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in Out-of-home Care – SNAICC

CRC25: Australian Child Rights Progress Report – UNICEF Australia

This report has been prepared by the Australian Child Rights Taskforce, Australia’s peak child rights network, made up of more than 100 organisations advocating for the protection, promotion and fulfilment of the rights of children in Australia. The Taskforce is co-convened by UNICEF Australia and the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre (NCYLC) The work of the Taskforce is … [Read More] CRC25: Australian Child Rights Progress Report – UNICEF Australia

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