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On the 18 February 2015 the Northern Territory Parliament passed an amendment to the Care and Protection Act 2007 (NT) establishing a scheme of permanent care orders for children and young people on other long-term orders under the Act. Of key interest for this article...
In some jurisdictions of Australia, the rate of Indigenous children in foster, kinship and residential care on any one night has reached almost one in ten. This rate is almost ten times higher than non-Aboriginal children and has steadily increased over the past decade. Contrast...
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress welcomes the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into Expenditure on Children in the Northern Territory and in particular the focus on improving decision-making on the allocation of funding for children’s services.
Too many Aboriginal children in and around Alice Springs grow up in an environment marked by poverty, substance abuse, and lack of responsive care and stimulation, with low levels of formal education and school attendance coupled with economic marginalisation and social exclusion. This does not...