The kinship conundrum: the impact of Aboriginal self-determination on Indigenous child protection

Aboriginal Australians Children Child welfare Self-determination Closing the Gap Child protection Australia

This report argues that mainstreaming revolution in Indigenous policy should be extended to Indigenous child protection policy, and that Aboriginal exceptionalism—typified by the operation of Aboriginal Child Placement Principle (ACPP)—must cease. To help ‘Close the Gap’ in social outcomes between Indigenous and other Australians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous children should be treated the same, including by using adoption (or permanent guardianship) on a non-discriminatory basis.

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