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    AbSec Conference 19–21 Nov 2019

    Call for: Abstracts • Sponsors • Exhibitors

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  • scores poorly

    NSW Government scores poorly

  • Aboriginal children

    Moves towards adoption

    put Aboriginal kids at risk

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    New report warns

    of an escalating national crisis

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    Aboriginal Case Management Policy

    approved by FACS

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    The Tune review

    What it means for Aboriginal children, families & agencies

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    NSW election 2019

    What we want from the next NSW Government

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    Adoption not an option

    for Aboriginal children

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  • families

    Government reforms overlook

    Aboriginal children and families

  • Keeping our Kids Safe

    And connected to their mob is our priority

  • Connecting Voices

    Aboriginal family-led decision-making

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Will you partner with us?

Every day AbSec works to support Aboriginal children, families and communities to ensure targeted care is being delivered where it’s needed most. We invite you to partner with AbSec to ensure that our work continues to thrive and grow, today and into the future.


historic partnership

AbSec Welcomes Historic Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap

AbSec has welcomed the signing of an historic Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap between the Commonwealth Government, State and Territory Governments and the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Bodies.

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national close the gap day

Closing the Gap will only be successful if Aboriginal communities lead the solutions

Currently in NSW as well as across Australia, the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal kids continues to widen across the child protection system.

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Tracey Sauerbier

‘If you take a child out of the community, you’re taking life from them’: Tracey’s story

Tracey Sauerbier wears two hats in her work with Aboriginal young people … My heart is for a safe community and a safe environment …

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Jill Bower

How Jill created a family for those who needed it most

It was no surprise to anyone when Jill Bower became a carer – it seemed like her calling. “I remember as a little girl, I was going to take the little kids off the mission…

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Amanda King

‘Kids need to be back in community’: Amanda’s story

Amanda King is the Aboriginal Education Officer at Menindee Central School, near Broken Hill in Far West NSW. As well as working with kids in out-of-home care at the school, Amanda has worked with Kutanya Cultural Camps, a program which …

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We haven’t closed the gap, but we have hope for the future

The Closing the Gap Report 2019 was released today, showing that after 10 years, only two out of seven targets are on track to address Aboriginal disadvantage.

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NSW Government continues to score poorly in new report

The NSW Government is failing across five out of seven measures to support Aboriginal children and families, according to our new report card released on the 11th anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations.

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Enter our artwork competition for your chance to win an iPad

Are you young, Aboriginal and a deadly artist? We want you to help us create the signature artwork for our 2019 conference! We are looking for original artwork relating to the theme of keeping Aboriginal children and families strong.

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CAPO meeting with PM

AbSec welcomes partnership approach to close the gap

Together with our colleagues at other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak bodies across Australia, we welcome the announcement of a formal partnership between governments and Aboriginal communities to close the gap.

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