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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

SNAICC Media Releases April 2019

Media Release 3 April 2019 – Lacklustre federal budget unlikely to provide required change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
 
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SNAICC's response to yesterday's handing down of the federal budget. The statement speaks to the lack of investment in programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, another budget that ignores key calls of the Family Matters approach, and links to SNAICC's election priorities. SNAICC Senior Policy Officer Janelle Young worked overnight reviewing the budget documents to inform this response.
 
Media Release 29 March 2019 – Morrison Government must scrap ParentsNext and stop making women’s lives harder
 
 
The third joint statement in a series with National FVPLS and the Human Rights Law Centre regarding the ParentsNext program. The report from the Senate Inquiry voiced the consensus from many who provided evidence: the program is discriminatory, burdensome on parents, and is not translating to great outcomes for children.
 
Media Release 27 March 2019 – SNAICC to provide voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children through new Closing the Gap Joint Council
 
 
Further to the joint statement from Prime Minister Morrison, Minister Scullion, and Pat Turner, as spokesperson for National Coalition of Peak Organisations – SNAICC welcomed the first meeting of the Closing the Gap Joint Council. The statement highlights the significance of the partnership between governments and community-controlled peak bodies, and the potential this has to deliver greater outcomes for the safety, development and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
 
Media Release 26 March 2019 – Cashless welfare card will not increase safety for Aboriginal children in the NT
 
 
A response to the announcement that the Federal Government will be expanding the cashless welfare card system in the Northern Territory. The statement challenges the government's assertion that this expansion will lead to increased stability and safety for children in the NT, highlighting instead that research has suggested that the system has had key negative impacts.
 
Thanks to all those involved – across board, council and staff – for their work informing these statements for SNAICC.
  • Child Protection Environment

    53.7%

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

    69,200

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