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Family is culture legislative reforms

Public consultation has now closed on the changes to child protection and out-of-home care laws and practices affecting Aboriginal children.

In early 2022, the NSW Government consulted on the 25 recommendations in 2019 Family is Culture Review report related to child protection laws, court processes and administration related to protecting Aboriginal children.

A discussion paper PDF, 2837.13 KB was released to guide the consultation.

Submissions have now closed.

A consultation summary report PDF, 1565.45 KB outlines the outcomes of the feedback provided and how the NSW Government will progress each legislative recommendation from Family is Culture.

Your feedback is helping us understand what recommendations can be implemented immediately or which ones require further consideration and consultation. The consultation will also help us to implement the NSW Government’s commitments under: