Record of Advice for Aboriginal Kinship Care

QATSICPP recognises the significant risk of our participation in various steering committees, advisory groups and related consultative mechanisms might be interpreted as passive endorsement of a final outcome. Particularly when the end result reflects a clear departure from our established position. A key purpose of publishing this record of advice, is to restate the importance…

TORRES STRAIT MURA BUAI WELLBEING SERVICE

Torres Strait Mura Buai Wellbeing Service

TORRES STRAIT MURA BUAI WELLBEING SERVICE (MURA KOSKER SORORITY INC. THURSDAY ISLAND) Mura Kosker Sorority Incorporated (MKS) in collaboration with the Benevolent Society and the Lena Passi Women’s Shelter applied for and successfully won the grant tender to deliver Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Wellbeing Services, in the Torres Strait Region. The Aboriginal and…

Mulungu on the way up!

Aunty Val, and Nathan representing Mulungu at Mossman High School, engaging with stakeholders such as Education QLD, YETI, Mossman Youth Support Services, and Intensive Family Support workers. This particular class has been developed by the school to engage indigenous youth, that were formerly identified as not engaging. With the program kick off in June 2017,…

Healing Foundations AUG 2018 Stolen Generations Report

New report shows long-term disadvantage for Australia’s Stolen Generations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations and descendants: numbers, demographic characteristics and selected outcomes Today the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released Australia’s first demographic and policy impact study of the Stolen Generations and their descendants. Commissioned by The Healing Foundation, this report for…

Story on Family Led Decision Making

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women hosted a presentation and discussion on 28 March about the Evaluation Findings for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Led Decision Making trials that took place from April 2016 to June 2017. Article published on 24 May 2018 Presenters included: John Burton from SNAICC (national peak…

QATSICPP Members Conference 2018

QATSICPP launched both the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Definition and Standards as well as the Position Statement for Aboriginal Kinship Care. Both of these papers are available for download on the QATSICPP website. Jess McCardle provided an update in relation to the Family Matters campaign. We also heard from Professor Roianne West…

QATSICPP Position for Aboriginal Kinship Care

The purpose of this position statement is to restate the importance of Aboriginal children and young people being raised by family in community and to set out the changes needed in legislation, policy, programs, processes and practice to realise a new approach to Aboriginal Kinship Care in Queensland. QATSICPP Position for Aboriginal Kinship Care