The Family Matters Report 2022
Family Matters reports examine what governments are doing to turn the tide on over-representation and the outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The reports also highlight community-led solutions and calls on governments to support and invest in the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to lead on child wellbeing, development and safety responses for children.
This year’s Family Matters report, released recently, is the third to be published following the development of the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap, which was entered into in July 2020.
After more than two years of the National Agreement’s existence, the report indicates limited progress has been made to address over-representation and the drivers of child protection intervention. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children continue to be separated from their families, communities and cultures at high rates.