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The solution is clear: Family Matters 2019 report

‘Without substantial efforts to refocus policy and investment on prevention and early intervention, children will continue to be at risk of separation from their families, communities and cultures.’ CELA covers the key points raised in the annual Family Matters Report for 2019, which focuses on ways to reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

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Family Matters – National Week of Action for Indigenous Children

CELA supports Family Matters. Please, visit the links below, watch the videos, check your state’s information, share the resources with educators and families, and consider other ways – however small they may seem – that you and your service can contribute to stopping the cycle of removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from […]

Paul Keating speaking to a child in Redfern

Redfern Speech (Year for the World’s Indigenous People) – Delivered in Redfern Park by Prime Minister Paul Keating, 10 December 1992

Going backwards Governments are removing Aboriginal children from their families at a greater rate than two decades ago. Read our recent articles on the Family Matters report card and what one state is doing to lead the way in cultural guardianship. And, on the 25th anniversary of PM Paul Keating’s brutally honest and hopeful Redfern […]

Family Matters 2017: Australia’s devastating report card

This week SNAICC released its Australian report card on the wellbeing and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. As a supporter of SNAICC and Family Matters, CELA’s representatives Diane Lawson and Michele Carnegie attended the release and reaffirmed our commitment to sharing the important and at times devastating messages the report […]

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