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Queensland major parties turn...October 27, 2020 MEDIA RELEASETuesday 27 October 2020 Queensland’s major parties have so far ignored an opportunity in the lead-up to the election to give the most vulnerable young people in state care a better start to their adult lives, leaving the state out of step with most of the country, national Home Stretch Chair Paul McDonald said … Continue reading "Queensland major parties turn their backs on the state’s most vulnerable young people as election looms"
Foster Care Week highlights need...September 17, 2020 Wednesday 16 September 2020 The devastating effects of COVID-19 on the employment prospects of young people has heightened the need for state governments to universally extend foster care to the age of 21 across the country, Home Stretch Chair Paul McDonald said today during national Foster Care Week. The Home Stretch campaign represents hundreds of … Continue reading "Foster Care Week highlights need to extend care for our most vulnerable as COVID-19 continues to bite"
Supporting care-leavers during a...September 8, 2020 September 2020 The COVID-19 crisis has had a dramatic impact on life for a child in out-of-home care. Furthermore, the flow-on effects to the education, employment and the housing sectors will make it increasingly difficult for a young person to make a positive start to adult life after exiting state care. Now more than ever, … Continue reading "Supporting care-leavers during a Pandemic – how has your State or Territory responded to COVID-19?"
Commonwealth investment to help...August 28, 2020 A universal extension of care to the age of 21 across the country would dramatically improve youth unemployment and homelessness, giving vulnerable young people the best possible chance of a positive future
Child protection shake-up on the...August 3, 2020 NT's Territory Alliance Party announces extended care trial if elected
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