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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

Victoria Extends State Care to 21

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 25th September 2018 -  Advocates hope Victorian foster children will no longer face the threat of homelessness once they turn 18, with the state government extending state care to 21 years.    While most

Victorian Opposition Commits to Trial Extending State Care

Luke Michael, Thursday, 14th June 2018 -  The Victorian opposition leader has promised to trial the extension of state care from 18 to 21 if successful at the upcoming state election, putting pressure on the state government…

Renewed Push To Extend State Care in Victoria

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 -  There has been a renewed push in Victoria to extend the age of care for foster children from 18 to 21 years, as a new survey indicated three quarters of Victorians supported the reform.

On the Homestretch

Wendy Williams, Monday, 18th September 2017 -  Paul McDonald is the CEO of Anglicare Victoria, which delivers out of home care and family support to vulnerable children, young people and families. He is this week’s Changemaker.
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