The Queensland Government has announced plans to further reform the state’s child protection system (Source: Max Pizel).
The Palaszczuk Government has pledged $6 million dollars to improve information sharing between agencies when a child goes missing and set up a register of home-based childcare services.
The changes are two of the 17 recommendations by the Family and Child Commission catalysed by the death of Logan schoolgirl Tialeigh Palmer whose body was found on the banks of the Pimpama River in November 2015.
South Australian woman to open refuge for aboriginal children in foster care
Australia’s first housing tenants survey has revealed Australian’s have poor security and minimal power to demand standard property maintenance.
The survey shows a large portion of tenants put up with poor quality housing out of fear complaining to their landlords will result in eviction.
Spokesperson for consumer group Choice, Matt Levey, says 83 per cent of people surveyed were either on 12 month or non-fixed term leases, meaning they potentially would not know where they will be living in a year’s time.
Indigenous leaders will hand over the blueprints for the Redfern Statement to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull later today. (Image: Pixabay)
The Redfern Statement is currently backed by 50 different organisations and was released last year during the Federal Election as an “urgent call for a more just approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs.”
The 18-page manifesto will propose multiple changes across relevant areas including health, education, justice and family violence, with an emphasis on policies being made with communities rather than to communities.
A survey has found an increasing number of Australian Citizens believe Australia is becoming a more racist country to live in. (Image Source: Flickr)
The Biannual Reconciliation Barometer, which gauges the response of racism and violence towards Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, found both Indigenous and non-indigenous people believe Australia has become more racist in the past two years.
The survey, compiled last August, found 57 per cent of Indigenous people and 39 per cent of the general community thought Australia was a racist country, this is up from 48 per cent and 35 per cent, respectively, in 2014.