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First Nations Qld children 8.5 times more likely to be in care
Aboriginal and Torres St Islander children in Queensland are 8.5 times more likely to be in care reveals The Family Matters Report 2021 being released at midday today.

Every year the report shows that more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are permanently disconnected from their family and culture with no chance of reunification.

The report also reveals children continue to be removed from family and kin at disproportionate rates despite overwhelming evidence about the harm this causes to children, families and communities.

Children are predominantly placed with non-Indigenous carers. Nationally, the proportion of children placed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers dropped from 53% to 42% between 2013 and 2020.

Garth Morgan, CEO of the Qld Aboriginal and Torres St Islander Child Protection Peak is available for comment about the high rate of children in care in Queensland. For interviews call Mark Jeffery on 0419 732 583.

Family Matters 2021 report launch
Date: Thursday 9 December 2021
Time: 12pm Qld Time
Free virtual event: Register for attendance
Featuring:

  • Catherine Liddle, Family Matters Co-Chair and CEO of SNAICC
  • Dr Paul Gray, Family Matters Co-Chair & Associate Professor, UTS Jumbunna Institute
  • Linda Burney MP, Shadow Minister for Families & Social Services and Indigenous Australians.
  • The Hon Michelle Landry MP, Assistant Minister for Children and Families
  • Jacynta Krakouer, Research Fellow, Monash University
  • Karl Williamson, Senior Manager Social Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services

Also available for media comment on Qld
Garth Morgan, CEO of the Qld Aboriginal and Torres St Islander Child Protection Peak
For interviews call Mark Jeffery on 0419 732 583

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