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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


Taking a helicopter view of homelessness in young people

Jonathan Alley, Thursday, 12th May 2022 -  After over 30 years battling barriers to housing, Stephen Nash is committed to prevention rather than a cure. He is this week’s Changemaker. Stephen Nash, who was appointed CEO of

Youth and child homelessness matters, why aren’t we doing more about it?

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  Affordable housing for young Australians falling through the cracks is possible with greater federal investment, argues Deb Tsorbaris. It’s difficult to imagine, but on the night

Indigenous leaders plead for action on rising out-of-home care numbers

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 13th December 2021 -  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are 10 times more likely to be in out-of-home care or permanent care than non-Indigenous children Experts say the out-of-home care

Foster Care Week reminds us we always need more foster carers

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 20th September 2021 -  On an average day, there are up to 1,700 children and young people in foster care across Victoria. Foster Care Week in September is an opportunity to recognise why foster carers are

Out-of-home care system failing young people

Sue Shilbury, Tuesday, 24th August 2021 -  With the release of the Office of the Children’s Guardian report on the leaving care monitoring program 2020-21, Sue Shilbury shares her opinions on foster care and the improvements

Closing the Gap is failing our most vulnerable

Dr Lisa J. Griffiths, Monday, 28th June 2021 -  The Productivity Commission has just launched a new dashboard for measuring progress against the Closing the Gap targets. It reveals we are failing our children and young people,

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

This Reconciliation Week we need action to go with the bold commitments

John Leha, Thursday, 27th May 2021 -  The theme for Reconciliation Week this year is “More than a word. Reconciliation takes action.” There could not be a more appropriate theme for this moment in time, writes John Leha,

Collaborative philanthropy: A new model to enable systemic change

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 17th March 2021 -  Collaborative philanthropy is an exciting way for philanthropists and organisations to combine forces in order to shape society for the better, writes Deb Tsorbaris, who shares

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

Wrong way, go back on youth justice in Queensland

Paul McDonald, Monday, 15th February 2021 -  Better and longer care is a more effective way of dealing with youth crime than GPS trackers, denying bail and more punishment, writes Paul McDonald, head of the national Home Stretch
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