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SA looks interstate to improve care for Aboriginal children

Child protection experts from across the country have been asked to help South Australia improve outcomes for Aboriginal children, after a report revealed a decline in the number of young people being placed in culturally appropriate care. Read the full article...

Give me power to investigate, commissioner tells Govt

South Australia’s inaugural Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People says she is unable to investigate “pressing systemic issues” facing Indigenous youth as the State Government has failed to legislate her role. View full article - InDaily,...

Govt lagging on Aboriginal child placement target

The SA Child Protection Department is struggling to reach its target to place more Aboriginal children in care with Aboriginal carers, but has almost doubled its spending on Indigenous-controlled organisations. View full article - InDaily...

ABC Radio National, 6/09/2019

Commissioner April Lawrie talks the implementation of South Australia's Adoption Law and the policy to exempt Aboriginal children IMG_0568  

“Be Seen. Be Heard” Community Conversations

Commissioner April Lawrie talks the "Be Seen. Be Heard" Community Conversations and the issues which impact upon the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people. Discussed over the ABC Radio Station, Port Lincoln, 9/07/2019