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A national approach is urgently needed to extend state care during the pandemic

Paul McDonald, Sunday, 31st May 2020 -  All states and territories need to follow Victoria’s lead and stop young people being forced to leave care for at least the rest of this year, writes Paul McDonald, chair of The Home

Longer Foster Care Would Cut Suffering and Save Millions, Study Finds

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 24th October 2018 -  Charities are pushing to extend state care in New South Wales to 21 years, with a report revealing extended foster care would save the state’s taxpayers $222 million over 10 years by

Major Funding Boost for Home-based Care

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 17th March 2015 -  The Victorian Labor Government has announced a $43 million funding boost to move children out of residential care and into home-based care, with a focus on primary school age and Indigenous…

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Time to Think ‘Solutions’ to Child Abuse

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th February 2014 -  Not for Profit leaders, academics, practitioners and policy makers need to come together to cultivate innovative new ways to ensure child safety, writes Dr Sarah Wise from the Berry

What is Real Volunteering? The Debate

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th September 2013 -  The scope and definition of ‘volunteering’ was hotly debated in a panel discussion during the final day of the National Conference on Volunteering in Adelaide. Evelyn

Opinion

OPINION: Foster Carers Deserve Our Gratitude

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 16th May 2013 -  As part of National Volunteer Week Susan Wilson from Anglicare takes a look at the often forgotten volunteer work of foster carers and the social and economic contribution they make.
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