Our National Child Support Disgrace

Our National Child Support Disgrace

Australia consistently ranks as one of the world’s wealthiest nations in the world yet, despite this, thousands of our children are living in poverty or disadvantaged circumstances due in part to a poorly designed and ineffective child support system. Currently, Australian parents owe more than $1.6 billion in child support payments. This is a national

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NDIS Resources

NDIS resources to help you in the work that you do

The Centre has recently collated a number of resources on the NDIS to help you in your role supporting children, young people and families. These resources were selected because they are clear, accessible and easy to understand, and have been grouped so that you can quickly tailor them to your specific needs. View the full

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Reflecting on the future of work at the Victorian Government Youth Summit

By Alisa and Elektra (Interns at the Centre) Brilliant, shining beams of sun gleamed directly onto us in the glorious early hours of the morning. It was Friday 5 April when we attended the third annual Victorian Government Youth Summit as part of our internship with the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.

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2019 Federal Budget – Leaving struggling families and children behind

2019 Federal Budget – Leaving struggling families and children behind

This week, the Federal Government demonstrated a disturbing lack of commitment to struggling Australian families and children. We are deeply concerned by the Federal Government’s lack of vision for how it will support Australian children, young people and families experiencing disadvantage. Despite growing calls from all sides of politics, the Government has again stayed silent

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La Trobe University and Raising Expectations invite young people in care to spend a day on campus

High school students who live in out-of-home care are invited to spend a day on campus at La Trobe University (Bendigo campus) to start their journey to higher education.  Students and their carers will hear from keynote speaker: Brittany Witnish, Youth Advisor at the Commission of Children and Young People and Young Leader at the

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Swinburne Commits to Raising Expectations for Young People in State Care

More young people leaving state care can now access scholarships and study supports with Swinburne University of Technology joining the award-winning Raising Expectations project.  Swinburne joins Federation University Australia and La Trobe University in providing targeted services and resources to care leavers. Prospective and current students who have spent time in out-of-home care now have

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