Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
in out-of-home care – Change the Future
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the ACT are 12.5 times (nationally 9.8 times) more likely to be living in out-of-home care than non-Indigenous children, (Family Matters Report 2017). How can we change this?
ANTaR ACT is very pleased that Adjunct Professor Muriel Bamblett AM has agreed to deliver the 2018 ANTaR ACT David Hunter Memorial Lecture. The focus of the lecture will be on the issues around the high number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out of home care, both in ACT and nationally. Muriel Bamblett is a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung woman who has been employed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency since 1999. https://www.vacca.org/our-ceo/
Also speaking will be Fran Crowe and Selina Walker, sharing personal observations from their experiences around out-of-home care in Canberra.
When: 6pm, Tuesday 9 October 2018; please join us for refreshments from 5.30pm.
Where: Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, 15 Blackall Street, Barton.
No need to RSVP, just come along.
A flyer/poster is available here.
David Hunter was one of the founding members of ANTaR, and an enormously supportive and inspiring activist on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues. In October 2000 he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and he died in December 2003. Since then, ANTaR ACT has hosted an annual memorial lecture in memory of David’s contributions to reconciliation and Indigenous rights.