Media releases

The following are media releases currently available.

Please direct all media inquiries to the AbSec Communications Team at media@absec.org.au.

Friday 19 October 2023 – AbSec NSW Child, Family and Community Peak Aboriginal Corporation (AbSec NSW) Statement on The Voice Referendum
Wednesday 20 September 2023 – AbSec NSW Child, Family and Community Peak Aboriginal Corporation (AbSec) and the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Ltd (ALS) Family Is Culture Community Report Card (September 2023)

Wednesday 23 August 2023 – AbSec Commends Collaborative Efforts to Shape a Brighter Future for Aboriginal Children and Families in NSW

Friday 14 April 2023 – AbSec Statement in response to comment Federal Opposition Leader Peter Dutton in Alice Springs

Tuesday 8 February 2022 – New support for Aboriginal children and young people on guardianship

Monday 8 November 2021 – Aboriginal peaks condemn NSW Government’s failure to deliver crucial child protection reforms

Wednesday 23 June 2021 – Mixed bag NSW Budget disappoints for Aboriginal children

Wednesday 25 May 2021 – On Sorry Day it’s time to learn from the mistakes of the past and protect Aboriginal children

Thursday 11 March 2021 – AbSec appoints John Leha as CEO

Wednesday 11 November 2020 – Opportunity for reform to protect Aboriginal children in upcoming budget

Monday 3 August 2020 – New Closing the Gap targets look to create a brighter future for Aboriginal children

Tuesday 21 July 2020 – Decision to increase fees for social work degrees to severely impact Aboriginal communities

Thursday 9 July 2020 – NSW Government delivers unremarkable response to the Family is Culture Review

Monday 25 May 2020 – This Sorry Day, child removals remain a major issue for Aboriginal communities

Monday 2 March 2020 – Call for immediate action to reform child protection for Aboriginal children

Thursday 13 February 2020 – Urgent reforms needed for Aboriginal families in the NSW child protection system

Friday 8 November 2019 – Family is Culture Review provides crucial new opportunity for Aboriginal child protection reform

Wednesday 20 February 2019 – $11 million less spent on family supports for children at risk of harm in NSW. Next NSW government must invest in families

Wednesday 13 February 2019 – NSW Government continues to score poorly in new report

Tuesday 5 February 2019 – AbSec and wider community sector call for more essential services to address inequality