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Extending care works – just ask us

Contributor, Thursday, 30th June 2022 -  New South Wales is now the only jurisdiction that doesn’t extend comprehensive support to care leavers beyond the age of 18. Here, the Youth Advisory Group of Uniting’s Extended Care

The Australian government must uphold its responsibility to unemployed care leavers

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 28th June 2021 -  With care leavers in young adulthood three times as likely as their peers to receive income support, it’s time for the government to increase payment rates above the poverty line so

Recognising the rights and unique experience of young people in care

Deb Tsorbaris, Thursday, 18th February 2021 -  Ahead of Care Day on Friday, Deb Tsorbaris says it’s time we take a better look at what young people in care and care leavers need to thrive.  For children and young people who can’t

Care Leavers Launch Police Protest

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 11th October 2016 -  A national peak organisation for people who grew up in Australian orphanages, children’s homes, and foster care is launching a protest calling on police across the country

Not Good Enough: Raising Expectations for Young Australians Leaving Care

Deb Tsorbaris, Tuesday, 21st June 2016 -    If Australia is serious about allowing kids in care to reach their full potential, then we need to extend their time in care until at least the age of 21 and provide better educational
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