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    NSWACF Awards 2020

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    The road to self-determination:

    Aboriginal people caring for Aboriginal kids

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    COVID-19 Community Impact Log

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    experiencing any issues due to COVID-19?

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NEWS EVENTS

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10AUG

Government funding announced to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled sector to close the gap

A new funding pool has been announced to deliver on Priority Reform Two of the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

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New National Agreement on Closing the Gap
31JUL

New National Agreement on Closing the Gap

The National Cabinet, the Australian Local Government Association and the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak organisations have agreed the historic National Agreement on Closing the Gap, taking the country in a new direction to substantially improve life outcomes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Aboriginal children dancers
24JUL

AbSec’s Tomorrow’s Generation Competition

To celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August, AbSec invites wants to hear from our upcoming generation of young leaders. We invite our gifted Aboriginal children and young people to express creatively something that has been passed down from a community elder and has had a significant impact on them.

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23JUL

Upcoming Guardianship Support Community Workshops

Help make a difference to the lives of Aboriginal children and young people on guardianship orders and their families in NSW. Join us in having your say at community workshops in August and September 2020 (subject to COVID-19 restrictions).

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22JUL

Supporting our carers during COVID-19

The past few months have been an extremely crucial time for the Aboriginal Carer Support Service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The lockdown and social isolation, especially for Aboriginal communities, increasing the demand for for have kept face-to-face contact to a minimum. Hence, online and over-the-phone services have been crucial for those in need.

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22JUN

The growing link between child protection and incarceration

Over the past few years, there has been a multitude of reviews and studies that have outlined the impact that the child protection system has had on increasing rates of juvenile detention and adult incarceration.

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10JUN

The road to self-determination: Aboriginal people caring for Aboriginal kids

AbSec is helping the Mirrimpilyi Muurpa-nara Aboriginal Corporation to become a designated agency for Aboriginal children in out-of-home care for the far west region of New South Wales, encompassing Broken Hill, Wilcannia, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Dareton and surrounding communities.

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4JUN

Focus on the Future: Fixing the System

It has been a tumultuous past few weeks for AbSec with news of the reduction in our funding from the Department of Communities and Justice hitting the headlines on the eve of National Sorry Day.

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