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27    Indigenous Australians—Children in Out-of-home Care

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1028—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that:

                  (i)   Aboriginal children make up less than 5 per cent of the general population, but 35 per cent of children in out-of-home care nationally, and more than 50 per cent in Western Australia, and

                 (ii)   children in out-of-home care experience poor outcomes on a range of indicators; and

    (b)   calls on the Government to address the unacceptably high rates of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care.

Question put and passed.