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National Homeless Figures Remain Unchanged

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 4th July 2012 -  The new report has found that young people, women and Indigenous Australians were all overrepresented among those receiving homeless services in the December quarter of 2011 –…

More Support Needed for Vulnerable Children – NSW Peak Body

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 12th June 2012 -  The NSW peak body for children’s welfare has called on the Government to ensure the needs of vulnerable children are amongst its top priorities when the state budget is released.…

New Fund Teaches Children the Importance of Giving

Staff Reporter, Friday, 25th May 2012 -  Teaching children the skill of giving is as important as teaching healthy eating habits, maths and literacy, or encouraging their sporting skills, according to the founder of a new…

National Children’s Commissioner a Step Closer

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 24th May 2012 -  Legislation to establish a National Children’s Commissioner within the Australian Human Rights Commission has been introduced into the Federal Parliament. Attorney-General…

NFPs Cautious on National Commissioner for Children and Young People

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 18th April 2012 -  Australia’s leading children and youth focused organisations have cautiously welcomed the Government’s plan to establish a National Commissioner for Children…

More Work Needed to Protect Australian Children – AIHW Report

Staff Reporter, Friday, 20th January 2012 -  Much more work needs to be done in areas of child abuse and neglect in Australia, despite the decline in cases being reported to welfare departments, according to figures released…

Aus Govt Failing to Protect Vulnerable Children: UN Delegation

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 9th November 2011 -  The Australian Government has been accused of failing to protect the rights of the nation’s most vulnerable children by a delegation of youth representations to the UN. The…

Saving Money to Save Lives in PNG: Report

Staff Reporter, Friday, 4th November 2011 -  The lives of 10 newborn children in Papua New Guinea could be saved every day by basic and cost effective measures delivered by local community health workers, according to a new report…

Homeless Children Left in the Cold by Patchwork Reform

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th October 2011 -  One of the country’s largest providers of accommodation and support services for homeless people says Australia’s homeless children are being let down by a patchwork…

Schools Given Choice Under Chaplaincy Changes

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 8th September 2011 -  Schools will be able to choose whether to employ a chaplain or a secular student welfare worker under changed to the National School Chaplaincy Program announced by the Gillard Government.…

Trial Project to Assist Vulnerable Children

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 16th June 2011 -  A new tool to assess the health, well-being and needs of vulnerable children will be trialed in four locations across Australia following recommendations from the Not for Profit…

New Call for Australian Children’s Commission

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 18th November 2010 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission has called for the establishment the office of a national Children’s Commissioner as an important step in making sure that all children…
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