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The Family Matters report 2020: Measuring trends to turn the tide on the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care in Australia

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posted on 2021-08-17, 02:11 authored by Hunter Sue-Anne, John Burton, George Blacklaws, Adelajda Soltysik, Andria Mastroianni, Janelle Young, May Jones, Nadeshda Jayakody, Alexandra BhathalAlexandra Bhathal, Jacynta Krakouer, Wei Wu Tan, Arno Parolini, Clare Tilbury, Aron Shlonsky
Family Matters reports focus on what governments are doing to turn the tide on over-representation and the outcomes for children. They also highlight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led solutions and call on governments to support and invest in the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to lead on child wellbeing, development and safety responses for our children.


We acknowledge AbSec – NSW Child, Family and Community Peak Aboriginal Corporation, Australian Childhood Foundation, Australian Communities Foundation, BHP, Centrecare Brisbane, Coolabaroo, Essential Media, Every Child, Gandel Philanthropy, Kari, Key Assets, Life Without Barriers, Noongar Family Safety and Wellbeing Council, Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP), The Benevolent Society and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) for their generous financial support to develop this report.


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SNAICC - National Voice for Our Children

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  • Not-for-profit research report


SNAICC - National Voice for Our Children

Place of publication

Eltham, Victoria



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