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Recently in the media: 

Ministerial Advisory Council

On Friday 27th February, Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, chaired the first meeting of the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Children in Out-of-Home Care.

Its first task is to recommend strategies on how to recruit more foster carers and retain those already supporting children who have experienced abuse and neglect.

Election Latest

The Centre has been extremely active over the period of the election campaign, ensuring that Victoria's vulnerable children, young people and families are not forgotten.  The key messages from the Centre as contained in our Election Statement are:

Services Connect Partnerships Announced

On Thursday 9th October, the Minister for Community Services Mary Wooldridge announced the locations and lead agencies for the 8 Services Connect Partnerships, together with $9m of funding for the next 2 years to support more than 5,000 adults, children and young people.

Training Required

The following letter to the editor was published in the Herald Sun on Monday 21 July 2014.

Equal pay agreement reached

The finalisation of a funding partnership between state and federal governments on community sector wage increases has been welcomed by Victoria’s child and family services peak body.

Media Update - July

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Domestic Violence

The Age – A toxic legacy (7/7/2013)

Media Update - May

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This month a range of issues impacting children and families have been reported across a range of media.

The Royal Commission continues to dominate coverage, but May's state and federal budgets also drew attention to investment in vulnerable children and families.

Media Update - April

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Media coverage over recent weeks has continued to focus on the Royal Commission, with the State Budget also featuring in recent days.

Some examples of key coverage can be found below:


State Budget

31/1/2013 Media Update

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This month has seen media focus remain on the upcoming Royal Commission following release of the Terms of Reference and announcement of the commissioners.

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