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NT vows to extend state care to 21

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 15th June 2021 -  Queensland and New South Wales are now the only states without formal policies of care to 21 years’ old  Children in the Northern Territory’s out-of-home care system are set to have

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

Victoria extends support for every young person in state care

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Advocates are now urging New South Wales and Queensland to commit to extending state care                    The social sector is celebrating a major advocacy win with the Victorian government announcing

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

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.

Equity Trustees Makes First Grant Under New Funding Plan

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 30th August 2016 -  Philanthropic fund manager Equity Trustees has awarded its first grant, under its new $10 million Empowering Change philanthropy grant program, to support young people in state

NFPs Call for Housing Fund

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 25th November 2014 -  An alliance of peak bodies and community organisations is calling on the next Victorian Government to do more to prevent the 400 young people who leave state care each year from becoming…
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