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Foster Care Queensland7 Sep 2018
Gold Coast, Australia

The 2018 National Foster and Kinship Care Conference will highlight services to children in care from throughout Australia and abroad and provide delegates with the opportunity to explore their current thinking and identify new strategies for care.

Nicholas Jones - NZ Herald10 Feb 2018

A New Zealand-based "voluntourism" company has announced it will be removing orphanage volunteer trips from its offerings, according to this article from the New Zealand Herald. 

Amy Thomasson - BucketOrange Magazine1 Feb 2018

This article from BucketOrange Magazine highlights the final report of the Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into Modern Slavery and its inclusion of orphanage trafficking.

Joseph Cheer - ABC News30 Jan 2018

In this opinion piece for Australia's ABC News, Joseph Cheer - lecturer and researcher in tourism at Monash University - writes about recent changes in the "voluntourism" sector, including a shift in what is considered best practices in regard to orphanage volunteering.

Marie Rauter, Anagha Jayakar, Tom Clemens, Zaharenia Galanos, Louise Newbery, Andrew Whelan - Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health17 Jan 2018

The aim of this study was to compare the health of 4- to 6-year-old children in out-of-home care (OOHC) in Southern Tasmania, Australia with their peers.

Caitlin McMillen Dowell, Gloria C. Mejia, David B. Preen and Leonie Segal - Health & Justice15 Jan 2018

This study draws on linked administrative data to describe the exposure of children aged less than 2 years to maternal imprisonment in Western Australia, their contact with child protection services, and infant mortality rates.

Gerry Georgatos - Independent Australia9 Jan 2018

In this opinion piece from Independent Australia, Gerry Georgatos refers to Australia's recent branding as the "child removal capital of the world" and the negative impacts of child removal and family separation on children and families.

Peggy Giakoumelos - SBS News26 Dec 2017

An Australian NGO, the Create Foundation, along with foster care agencies and other community support services, have formed a campaign called 'The Home Stretch,' calling on the Australian government to raise the age up to which a young person can stay in foster care to 21, from the current maximum age of 18.

Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse15 Dec 2017

On 15 December 2017 the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse presented a final report to the Governor-General, detailing the culmination of a five year inquiry into institutional responses to child sexual abuse and related matters. 

Amy Lamoin - UNICEF Australia14 Dec 2017

In this statement from UNICEF Australia, Amy Lamoin, Director of Policy and Advocacy, calls on Australia to take the recommendations issued by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and turn them into "non-politicised, results-oriented policy change and policy platforms for the protection of children in Australia."