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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...

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...

Supporting our carers: Survey results

Supporting our carers: Survey results

To help AbSec better understand the experiences and challenges of being a carer, we recently held our annual carer support survey, and we can now share some of those results. Carers play an important role in the lives of the Aboriginal children and young people they...

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...

Absec AGM

Absec AGM

A positive outlook after a challenging year: AbSec’s Annual General Meeting Tuesday 23 March 2021 The AbSec Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Wednesday 24 February 2021, showcasing the achievements of the last 12 months, providing insight into some of the...

Grants for community supporting our kids through covid

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

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

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

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...

Winners of the NSW Aboriginal Child and Family Awards 2020

Winners of the NSW Aboriginal Child and Family Awards 2020

The NSW Aboriginal Child and Family awards are held annually by AbSec to acknowledge those working to support Aboriginal families throughout the state, celebrating individuals and organisations that have made remarkable contributions and outstanding achievements to...

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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...

Winners of the NSW Aboriginal Child and Family Awards 2020

The NSW Aboriginal Child and Family awards are held annually by AbSec to acknowledge those working to support Aboriginal families throughout the state, celebrating individuals and organisations that have made remarkable contributions and outstanding achievements to...

Winners of the NSW Aboriginal Child and Family Awards 2020

The NSW Aboriginal Child and Family awards are held annually by AbSec to acknowledge those working to support Aboriginal families throughout the state, celebrating individuals and organisations that have made remarkable contributions and outstanding achievements to...

Intensive Family Based Services Conference 2020

Intensive Family Based Services (IFBS) work alongside Aboriginal families who are at risk of having their children removed and also where families are aiming to have their children returned to their care by providing a range of services aimed at reducing, or...

Opportunity for reform to protect Aboriginal children in upcoming budget

Each year NAIDOC Week celebrates Aboriginal history, achievements and culture, empowering Indigenous youth, however, with a year now passed since the release of the Family is Culture review, more must be done to create a brighter future for Aboriginal children in NSW....

Working towards a final design for guardianship support

After three rounds of community workshops in the Hunter area and South West Sydney, we are now much closer to finalising the development of a new model of guardianship support for Aboriginal children, young people and their families. AbSec hosted these COVID-safe...