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    AbSec’s NAIDOC FAMILY FUN DAY

    TUESDAY 9 JULY Steel Park MARRICKVILLE – ALL INVITED

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    AbSec Conference 19–21 Nov 2019

    Call for: Abstracts • Sponsors • Exhibitors

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  • scores poorly

    NSW Government scores poorly

  • Aboriginal children

    Moves towards adoption

    put Aboriginal kids at risk

  • sad child

    New report warns

    of an escalating national crisis

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    Aboriginal Case Management Policy

    approved by FACS

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    The Tune review

    What it means for Aboriginal children, families & agencies

  • what we want from the nsw election

    NSW election 2019

    What we want from the next NSW Government

  • no adoption

    Adoption not an option

    for Aboriginal children

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    THE NUMBERS ARE IN

    AND THEY’RE WORSE THAN EVER

  • families

    Government reforms overlook

    Aboriginal children and families

  • Keeping our Kids Safe

    And connected to their mob is our priority

  • Connecting Voices

    Aboriginal family-led decision-making

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that this web site may contain images of deceased people.

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Every day AbSec works to support Aboriginal children, families and communities to ensure targeted care is being delivered where it’s needed most. We invite you to partner with AbSec to ensure that our work continues to thrive and grow, today and into the future.

NEWS EVENTS

NAIDOC event
9JUL

You are invited to AbSec’s NAIDOC Family Fun Day

Come along for a sausage sizzle, jumping castles, cultural performances, arts & crafts plus more — all free!

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Sam
29APR

Growing up in child protection: Sam’s story

Sam was removed from his family when he was 1½ years old and put into a long-term placement with a male carer… There was no support from Government or social services to maintain his cultural identity and connections…”

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Jade Naden
23APR

‘Looking for a better life for children is looking at the families first’: Jade’s story

Jade Naden is a Wiradjuri and Gumbaynggir woman from Nambucca Heads, on the NSW mid north coast. At just 18 years old, she’s an early childcare worker, a Youth Ambassador with AbSec, and a proud advocate for her people and culture

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historic partnership
28MAR

AbSec Welcomes Historic Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap

AbSec has welcomed the signing of an historic Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap between the Commonwealth Government, State and Territory Governments and the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Bodies.

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national close the gap day
21MAR

Closing the Gap will only be successful if Aboriginal communities lead the solutions

Currently in NSW as well as across Australia, the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal kids continues to widen across the child protection system.

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Tracey Sauerbier
21MAR

‘If you take a child out of the community, you’re taking life from them’: Tracey’s story

Tracey Sauerbier wears two hats in her work with Aboriginal young people … My heart is for a safe community and a safe environment …

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Jill Bower
20MAR

How Jill created a family for those who needed it most

It was no surprise to anyone when Jill Bower became a carer – it seemed like her calling. “I remember as a little girl, I was going to take the little kids off the mission…

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Amanda King
27FEB

‘Kids need to be back in community’: Amanda’s story

Amanda King is the Aboriginal Education Officer at Menindee Central School, near Broken Hill in Far West NSW. As well as working with kids in out-of-home care at the school, Amanda has worked with Kutanya Cultural Camps, a program which …

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aboriginal teacher and students
14FEB

We haven’t closed the gap, but we have hope for the future

The Closing the Gap Report 2019 was released today, showing that after 10 years, only two out of seven targets are on track to address Aboriginal disadvantage.

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