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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. Presenters included: John Burton from SNAICC (national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

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…

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Family Wellbeing in Central Queensland

Central Queensland Indigenous Development Ltd (CQID) has been appointed by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services as a key provider of Family Wellbeing Services to Indigenous communities in and around Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Woorabinda, Emerald, Longreach and Rockhampton. The goal of the Service is to keep more Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

Future Directions for Family Led Decision Making

As the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the child protection system continues to rise, peak bodies such as SNAICC and QATSICPP strongly advocate for initiatives to address this trend and strive to keep children connected to family, community and culture. One such initiative trialled across four Queensland sites in 2016 and…

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Marabisda (Mackay) Organisational Profile

MARABISDA (Mackay And Region Aboriginal and Islander Development Association) Inc. We are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisation incorporated in 2009. Our main objective on being incorporated was being to support particularly Mackay’s young Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander people to participate in the sporting or cultural activities…