Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children represent 37 per cent of all children living in out-of-home care across the country.
Our children are 9.7 times more likely to be living away from their families than non-Indigenous children, an over-representation that has increased consistently over the last 10 years since the national apology to the Stolen Generations.
With lower employment rates, and lower levels of education and training, the pathways leading out of transgenerational trauma are limited and frustrated by barriers in a system not designed to value our culture and people.
It is time for change. We dream strong futures for children and young people. Futures resourced by culture and community, relationships that connect and support education outcomes, which normalise workforce participation.