SNAICC (the national non-governmental peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children) held its 10th National Conference on the lands of the Larrakia people in Darwin in September. Andrea Greenwood (GM, Service Delivery) and I attended the conference as part of Concern Australia’s commitment to continually strengthening cultural understanding and practices.
Some researchers argue that the housing situation for young people at risk is the worst in over thirty years. We see this firsthand at Concern Australia. Many of the young people we support are working to overcome multiples challenges in an increasingly difficult environment. We have an innovative approach that we need your help with!
We are looking for someone passionate about youth social justice and who wants to make a difference. Does this sound like you? Concern Australia is looking for someone to pioneer our Intimate Partner Violence project.
Today, on January 26th 2023, we would like to pay our deepest respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, past, present and to future generations. Many First Nations communities consider this a Day of Mourning. We acknowledge the hurt, pain, and trauma that is felt by many.
A growing number of not-for-profit organisations, peak bodies, economists and concerned business leaders are raising the alarm that young people are being left behind in the economic recovery from the pandemic.
In this NAIDOC Week, we acknowledge all First Nations people who have occupied and cared for this continent for more than 65,000 years, and particularly honour the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung peoples, on whose lands our offices are located.
The Raise the Rate campaign is calling for a permanent increase to JobSeeker, Youth Allowance and related payments so that everyone can put a roof over their head and food on the table.