Indigenous children in ACT not actively reunited with family after being taken into care, report finds

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
December 12 2020 - 5:00pm
Family Matters co-chair Sue-Anne Hunter says there's no evidence the ACT Government is actively pursuing reunification of Indigenous children with their families after they're taken into care. Picture: Shutterstock

The ACT government has failed to tackle systemic racism within the Community Services Directorate and does not actively try to reunify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with their families after they are taken into care, a recent report concludes.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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