ACWA News

ACWA News is a quarterly newsletter which is published by ACWA and distributed to all members. 

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Recent Issues

Forgotten Australians The Senate Inquiry into Australians who experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children released its report on August 30. Forgotten Australians: A report on...
Knowledge into Action! More than 850 delegates from all states and territories gathered in Sydney from 2 to 4 August for the Knowledge into Action! conference. In what was one of the most successful...
2004 - 2005 State Budget The NSW State Budget handed down on June 22 contained no surprises in the child and family welfare area. Most of the increase in the DoCS budget is a continuation of the roll...
Federal Government in Breach of Children’s Rights The Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission (HREOC) inquiry into children in immigration detention centres has been completed with a clear...
Putting 'Community' Into Community Services The NSW Department of Community Services (DoCS) has been given additional program and policy areas, many of which come from Cabinet Office and Premiers,...
DoCS Spared in Mini Budget In the mini budget of April 6th the state government announced that it will increase funding to the Department of Community Services by $41 million next year. As con rmed...
ATSI Training Project Winds Up in Style The last event of the Aboriginal Staff Training Project organised by ACWA was held in Coffs Harbour on 23-26 February. The three-day gathering brought together...
Growing Numbers at Risk and in Care The number of Australian children recorded as being at risk or in care continues to grow according to of cial gures recently released by the Australian Institute...
Developing a thriving community services workforce UWS, ACWA/CCWT and NCOSS hosted a forum on November 10 to dis- cuss and develop strategies to develop the community workforce. Around 85 people...
Reporting Time Again As the time for tabling of Annual Reports comes around we are able to get a snapshot of some key areas in care and protection in NSW. Recently we have seen Annual Reports from...

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