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South West Sydney carers: A new support group

South West Sydney carers: A new support group

On the 29th of November 2021, AbSec held its first Carer Support Group in South West Sydney. Carers from across South Western Sydney came together to share knowledge, have a yarn and brainstorm ways to support one another. The team at AbSec acknowledges that the past...

Essential food supplied for Aboriginal carers

Essential food supplied for Aboriginal carers

  COVID-19 has had a huge impact on Aboriginal communities throughout 2021. During this time, not only have additional measures been put in place to protect groups at greater risk from COVID-19, but essential services and activities have been difficult to provide...

Meet the winners of the 2021 NSW Aboriginal Child and Family Awards

Meet the winners of the 2021 NSW Aboriginal Child and Family Awards

The NSW Aboriginal Child and Family Awards recognise individuals and organisations going above and beyond to support Aboriginal families and improve outcomes for our children and young people throughout the state. Thank you to everyone who put forward nominations this...

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...

AbSec NAIDOC Family Fun Day Line-up 2021

AbSec NAIDOC Family Fun Day Line-up 2021

Our NAIDOC Week celebration is now less than two weeks away, and we are ready to announce the line-up for the day, including musical and cultural performers, all the exciting activities, the special guests, the food and much more! The AbSec NAIDOC Family Fun Day is an...

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...

Mixed bag NSW Budget disappoints for Aboriginal children

Mixed bag NSW Budget disappoints for Aboriginal children

Tomorrow the country will stand together and remember the systematic racism and oppression of Aboriginal peoples under past government policies, including the forced removal of children from their families and communities. The atrocities committed against the Stolen...

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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,...

Logo design competition winners: Creating a symbol to represent us

The Aboriginal Knowledge Circle will be advising the NSW Government on matters surrounding Aboriginal child protection and aims to make a difference in the lives of Aboriginal children and families. To do this, the initiative needed a logo to represent the children...

Rolling out the Aboriginal Case Management Policy to Community

The Aboriginal Case Management Policy (ACMP) is now in its implementation phase, with AbSec continuing to meet with the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) and other stakeholders from across NSW in order to support the rollout. More than just a policy, the...

Have your say: Closing the Gap NSW Implementation Plan Engagement

The NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peaks (NSW CAPO) is currently looking for your feedback on the first round of 2021 engagement sessions on Closing the Gap. The National Agreement on Closing the Gap is built around four Priority Reforms to change the way in which...

Grants for community supporting our kids through covid

Grants for community: Supporting our kids through COVID Thursday 18 March 2021 To support Aboriginal community-controlled organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic, AbSec put together the Aboriginal Child and Family Sector Combined Community Response Grants program....

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...

A Christmas surprise for Aboriginal kids

Over the period leading up to Christmas, our local state MP Jo Haylen kicked off her annual Christmas toy drive. This year she chose to donate the contributions of new, unwrapped toys to AbSec, to go towards making sure 2020 ends on a high for every child. We were...

Stolen Generation Council returns to AbSec

After a brief period at Uniting, AbSec is happy to once again be hosting the Stolen Generations Council of NSW & ACT in our office and supporting them in their work providing a voice for the Stolen Generations. The Stolen Generations Council was formed in 2009...