Family and Community Services (Facs) NSW have established a working group in northern NSW to trial alternatives to removing children from their families, such as putting them in the care of another family member. Click here to read more.
The New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services has agreed to work with Aboriginal elders to curb the rising number of Aboriginal children who are forcibly removed from their families. Click here to read more.
Yet another harrowing child removal case has emerged in Sydney, revealed by NITV News. Click here to see more.
NITV’s Natalie Ahmat speaks with solicitor Cheryl Orr about the legalities of child removal, particularly in New South Wales.
A New South Wales woman who had her newborn son taken from her shortly after he was born says she has no idea where he is despite spending the past eight years battling to bring him home. Click here to read more.
When I walked into the Redfern aboriginal Tent Embassy, I felt like I had been here before. A sacred fire was burning, elders were gathered, there was laughter in the air, and a familiar cause. Click here to read more.
David travelled to Dubbo, Gunnedah and Tamworth this week to meet with Aboriginal elders and community representatives to continue to campaign against the appallingly high rate of Aboriginal child removals in NSW. It has been a privilege to work with Grandmothers Against Removals (GMAR) in their struggle to prevent the ongoing Stolen Generations. This is a grassroots grouping that is now linked to a national movement called the National Aboriginal Strategic Alliance. Click here to read more.
The removal of thousands of Aboriginal children from their families has forced crisis meetings between the NSW State Government and Indigenous elders. The group Grandmothers Against Removal has met with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services to request the Aboriginal community be consulted before any removals take place. Click here to listen.