Means Tested Adoption Allowance Commences Operation

A new means-tested adoption allowance announced by the NSW Government in March is now in operation. This allowance, which came into force on July 1, will mirror the carer allowance rates paid by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services so that an eligible person adopting a child in their care is likely to retain […]

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Keeping Aboriginal Children Safe On Country and In Culture

The importance of keeping Aboriginal children and young people in out-of-home care connected to family, community and country was the central focus of an AbSec and ACWA co-hosted event, ‘Safe On Country and In Culture’, which was held in Sydney on Friday 9 June. The event, which was delivered as part of the Fostering NSW Recruitment of […]

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‘For the Kids’ Documentary

‘For the Kids’, a short documentary commissioned by ACWA and AbSec about Kempsey-based Aboriginal foster carers Eddie and Rose Vale, is available to watch on YouTube. It was screened as part of last Friday’s ‘Safe: On Country and In Culture’ event as a catalyst for wider dialogue around the need for more Aboriginal carers in our community.

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Congratulations to Queen’s Birthday Honours Recipients

ACWA extends our deepest congratulations to the following individuals whose commitment to the needs and rights of children has earned them recognition in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List: Barnardos Australia Chair Gabrielle Trainor, named an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to the community through consultancy […]

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