Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in the Queensland Child Protection System 19/20 Data Summary

This week QATSICPP releases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in the Queensland Child Protection System 19/20 Data Summary. This document has been developed by drawing together relevant publicly available data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs about our children’s involvement with different…

New Ways for Our Families: QATSICPP’s first collaborative research report is now available

New Ways for Our Families: QATSICPP’s first collaborative research report is now available Over the past year the QATSICPP Team been working with community researchers across 8 (eight) sites conducting community research on the impacts of domestic and family violence on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. On 7 April 2022 ANROWS…

Blue Card Submission

On 1 September 2021, Katter’s Australia Party MP Mr Robbie Katter, introduced the Working with Children (Indigenous Communities) Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) and referred it to the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee (the committee) for detailed consideration. The objectives of the Bill are to provide a new Blue Card framework that aims to empower…

Raise the Age Submission

On 15 September 2021, Queensland Greens MP Michael Berkman introduced the Criminal Law (Raising the Age of Responsibility) Amendment Bill 2021 (Bill) into the Queensland Parliament. The Queensland Community Support and Services Committee is now conducting an Inquiry into the proposed bill. The objective of the Bill is to ensure children under 14 years of…

QATSICPP Submission in response to the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

We welcome working with the Queensland Government and our respected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and experts on youth justice and child wellbeing to achieve youth justice responses that address underlying causes of offending and embed evidence-based, trauma-aware, and culturally informed responses.  Our submission highlights our concerns with the current legislation that includes:  that it results in increasing punitive responses to the impact of poverty and intergenerational trauma  the lack…

QATSICPP Submission to Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak’s submission highlights the following critical concerns: Cultural capability of the Health and Child Protection workforce A lack of focus on Children’s Rights The need for development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander models Cumulative impact of disadvantage The submission calls for improved responses for Aboriginal…

QATSICPP Submission to Amend the Adoption Act 2009 and Child Protection Act 1999

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the response to Child Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill on behalf of the Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stakeholder Group (Stakeholder Group) and the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and…

Family Matters QLD Community Resource Guide

The Family Matters Community Resource kits were developed by SNAICC – National Voice for Our Children, in close consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, community-controlled organisations and campaign committees in all Australian jurisdictions. View the full Family Matters Queensland Community Resource Guide here.

Position Statement 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. The position statement uses the format of…

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…