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How is the Aboriginal sector faring during lockdown?

How is the Aboriginal sector faring during lockdown?

As NSW entered lockdown due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we decided to run a sector wellbeing survey to hear from the workers in our sector about how they were dealing with this difficult period and if they had enough support. A strong Aboriginal sector in NSW is...

Connecting carers with the Koori Mail

Connecting carers with the Koori Mail

AbSec has been able to offer carers access to a number of free Koori Mail subscriptions to stay up-to-date with the latest news and events going on in the community. The Koori Mail, considered the voice of Indigenous Australia, is 100% Aboriginal-owned and published...

A welcome boost to Aboriginal services

A welcome boost to Aboriginal services

A welcome boost to Aboriginal services A new round of funding was distributed as part of the NSW Government’s Social Sector Transformation Fund, delivering a welcome boost to not-for-profits over the next 12 months. This funding will look to provide free support for...

First NSW Implementation Plan for Closing the Gap

First NSW Implementation Plan for Closing the Gap

The NSW Government and the NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (NSW CAPO) have today launched the State’s first Implementation Plan under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap. The Plan sets out the Government’s formal roadmap to achieve meaningful...

New Aboriginal Guardianship Support service announced

New Aboriginal Guardianship Support service announced

AbSec is pleased to announce that a new service will be available soon for Aboriginal children and young people on guardianship orders, their guardians and carers, to access the supports and services they need following their shift to guardianship. This new service...

National Anthem and History: Opinion

National Anthem and History: Opinion

John Williams is the Public Officer of the Stolen Generations Council NSW/ACT. AbSec works closely with the Stolen Generations Council in providing a voice for, and supporting, the Stolen Generations and their descendants. John reflected on the recent change to...

National Children’s Commissioner visits Absec

National Children’s Commissioner visits Absec

National Children’s Commissioner visits AbSec Wednesday 19 May 2021 The National Children’s Commissioner Anne Hollonds visited AbSec on Friday, 14 May and spoke with a group of Aboriginal young people about their views and advice on out-of-home care and safety issues,...