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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

Key Resources and Publications

News and Research

  • New action plan for protecting Australia’s children, Ministers' media release. DSS: More
  • Services with updated details get priority placement in search rankings on Child Care Finder. DET: More
  • The science of early childhood development and its underlying biology influencing practice. CDC: More
  • Update on the National Redress Scheme for people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse. More
  • Comprehensive news, research and resources around kinship care. Better Care Network: More
  • #Changethestats - tackling inequality, insecure work & stagnant wages. John Curtin Research Centre: More
  • Inequality continues to rise - addressing needs of vulnerable young parents & children. SUT: More
  • Communities taking steps to reduce social isolation and increase sense of belonging. RWJF: More
  • First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada on giving children a voice. Everyone Benefits: More
  • Digital Friendly WiFi to raise safety standards of public WiFi experiences to keep kids safe. eChildhood: More
  • Historical care and protection orders no longer treated as criminal convictions in Victoria. F&C: More
  • Social & emotional benefits of imaginative play. Child Trends: More

Funding Opportunities

  • Closing 4 March. Tender for specialist counselling services in relation to 1800RESPECT: More
  • Lowitja Institute awards for outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers. Lowitja: More
  • Applications to the National Redress Scheme for counselling, apology or redress payment. DSS: More


  • Respond 29 Mar. Access system redesign discussion paper, from crisis to early help. NSW Govt: More
  • Closing 31 Mar, call for chapters of book, The Healing Museum: Strategies for Health and Wellbeing. More
  • Submissions close 5 April. Issues paper for Mental Health Inquiry. Productivity Commission: More


  • Photo competition and poetry competition to celebrate life in rural & remote Australia. NRHA: More
  • 2019 National NAIDOC Award nominations close 29 March. PM&C: More


  • Glossary of Healing terms. The Healing Foundation: More
  • Wellbeing topics for primary school students. Student Wellbeing Hub: More
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: A guide to support implementation. SNAICC - National Voice for our Children: More


Upcoming Conferences

Indigenous Peoples’ Contribution in Australia and Globally
Canberra: 22-23 March 2019. More

No More Harm National Conference
Gold Coast: 25-26 March 2019. More
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Childhood Summit 2019
The bigger picture is healthy and balanced childhood
Brisbane: 28-30 March 2019. More

Early Childhood Learning & Development Conference 2019
Enriching children’s lives
Perth: 29-30 March 2019.
Hosted by Child Australia. More

6th Child Aware Conference
Children Young PeopleFamilies: our concern | our responsibility | our future
Hosted by Families Australia
Brisbane: 16-17 May 2019. More

Child Inclusive Practice Forum 2019
Restoration, Renovation & Rebuilding
Hosted by FRSA.
Darwin: 3-5 June 2019. More

The Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference
Thinking, Speaking, Being: First Nations Solutions for Global Change
Darwin: 18-20 June 2019. More
Early bird registration extended to 29 March.

8th SNAICC National Conference
Growing up with strong identity, culture and connection
Call for abstracts closes 22 February
Adelaide: 2-5 September 2019. More

Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing: Communities, families, resilience and resistance
University of Stirling, UK: 5-7 September
Call for abstracts close 28 February. More

Australian Social Policy Conference
Sydney: 9-11 September 2019. More

Ninth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society
19–20 September 2019
University of California, Berkeley USA.
Call for abstracts now open. More

The Early Childhood Australia (ECA) National Conference
From vision to action
Hobart: 25–28 September 2019. More

  • Child Protection Environment


    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were placed with a kinship or Indigenous carer.
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak


    There are 69,200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children / young people in Queensland.