Our Opinion

Big Drugs Bust – SHOCKING!

Big Drugs Bust – SHOCKING!

Over recent weeks, there has been a proliferation of seemingly unrelated media reports concerning the use of substances by Australian adults, young people and children, some legal and some illegal. Alarmingly, we have read about the United Nations’ concerns about the...

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The Home Stretch – Next Steps

The Home Stretch – Next Steps

Hot on the heels of the public launch of Queensland’s Home Stretch Campaign in Brisbane on the 28th November, the Palaszczuk Government has announced a significant boost in initiatives to support young people leaving care. These initiatives that have been brought...

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Public release of The Family Matters Report 2019

Public release of The Family Matters Report 2019

At 7.30am today, the third annual Family Matters Report was publicly released in Canberra. The Family Matters Report 2019 again highlights the continuing and escalating crisis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children being over-represented in Australian child...

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National Child Protection Conference Feedback Report

A report on the National Child Protection Conference Feedback Survey Findings has now been released. This conference was co-hosted by PeakCare, the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) and the Child and Family Welfare...

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Thumbs up!

In this week’s edition, PeakCare is awarding two ‘Thumbs Up’ accolades. With special recognition given to this being NAIDOC Week, it is a very appropriate time to bestow our acknowledgement on both recipients. Each week, PeakCare publishes a ‘Thumbs Up’ and/or a...

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And the winner is…

PeakCare is pleased and proud to announce that, in partnership with Croomo, PeakCare has been awarded Gold for the Best Learning and Development Project – Wellbeing at the 2019 LearnX Live Awards for the e-learning approach to the Hope and Healing Framework for...

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Voice. Treaty. Truth. NAIDOC Week 2019

VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. These are the themes for NAIDOC Week 2019. Voice: With 2019 being the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, it is fitting to applaud and promote the Indigenous Voice of Australia, a voice that for over 65,000 years has been...

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When only a chocolate cake will do…

This week, PeakCare’s Executive Director, Lindsay Wegener, enjoyed the privilege of participating in a 2-day workshop hosted by the Queensland First Children and Families Board for purposes of developing the second iteration of the Changing Tracks Action Plan for...

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Beneath the numbers are the stories of children’s lives

Beneath the numbers are the stories of children’s lives

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has recently released its annual Youth Justice in Australia 2017-18 report. Data presented in the report points towards not only what is going atrociously wrong in Queensland’s youth justice system that has led to...

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