Media release: Child protection failing Aboriginal children – Half of children in juvenile justice have also received child protection services Direct tunnel from out of home care to prison. One way flight from Child Protection Services to Juvenile Justice

A report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare today has revealed that there is significant overlap between youth who have been under the care of Child Services and Juvenile justice. The report shows that half of children who had been supervised...

Media release: New model for law reform for Bowraville Murders

The NSW Parliamentary Committee investigating the legal obstacles in the Bowraville Murders has today presented a report referring a new model to reform Double Jeopardy laws to the Attorney General. The model, proposed by Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education...

Media release: Child protection alternative accommodation numbers

Over the last 5 years almost 2,000 children have been removed from their parents by FACS in NSW and sent to motels, apartments and hotels rather than foster careers or their extended families. Despite repeated promises by the NSW government and the current and former...
Treaties Now

Treaties Now

Sovereignty over the land that forms Australia has never been ceded. Australia is the only Commonwealth country never to have signed a treaty with First Nations people. Victoria, the Northern Territory and Western Australia have all made commitments to treaty making....

MEDIA ALERT: No Forced Adoptions Rally and Media Briefing

MEDIA ALERT: No Forced Adoptions Rally and Media Briefing With the Coalition government looking to force through dramatic pro-adoption changes in the dying two weeks of the NSW Parliament a large gathering of NGO’s, advocates and survivors of past forced adoption...

Media Release: Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest

It has been 27 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. The number of Aboriginal deaths in custody has increased and Aboriginal people are the most incarcerated people in the world. People from across the community will join in with First...