Child Protection

First Nations launched class actions against QLD government

First Nations parents and children have launched landmark class actions against the Queensland Government for alleged “systemic failure to reunite families.” The cases allege the state’s child safety department breached the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and also allege failure to follow the Child Placement Principle in the Child Protection Act 1999. The cases will focus …

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Lacking support for Indigenous children experiencing domestic and family violence

A new report from Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak reveals First Nations children experiencing domestic and family violence are not receiving adequate support from child protection services, education, and health services.  The report states this lack of support has resulted in increased harm and life-long consequences for children.  Aboriginal and Torres …

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