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Briefing paper: Family Is Culture recommendations for immediate legislative reform

May 2022

In 2019, the landmark Aboriginal-led Family is Culture (FIC) Review report laid out a roadmap for systemic and practice reform, including legislative reform of the NSW child protection system.

This reform is urgently needed to honour the strengths of Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities, and address the over-representation of Aboriginal children and young people in out-of-home care.

AbSec - NSW Child, Family and Community Peak Aboriginal Corporation and the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT), with the support of UTS Jumbunna and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, have prepared this briefing paper on the FIC recommendations that we believe should be immediately legislated in 2022. This paper is intended to provide an alternative, community perspective on legislative reforms, in contrast to the discussion paper released by the NSW Government Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) in April 2022.

Click the link below to read the briefing paper.

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