• GAP in 2017 – a year in review

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      December 21, 2017

    2017 has been a year of celebration for Global Access Partners. Managing Director Catherine Fritz-Kalish reviews a GAP year filled with achievement.

  • The reality of Christmas for young people in care

    Jason Juretic     |      December 20, 2017

    The end-of-the-year celebration is a festive and happy period for most of us, however, for young people living in Out-of-Home-Care, Christmas may be an unhappy reminder of loss. Jason Juretic, CEO of Stepping Stone House, reveals how each of us can contribute to providing vulnerable young people with a positive Christmas experience.

  • Manus Island – a firsthand account of a humanitarian crisis

    Jana Favero     |      December 18, 2017

    A recent trip to Manus Island left Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s Jana Favero deeply shocked and confirmed the humanitarian crisis that has developed from Australia’s asylum seeker policies. She shares her experience with Open Forum and calls for an end to partisan politics on this issue.

  • How to talk to your children about sexual assault

    Paul Dillon     |      December 13, 2017

    The #metoo campaign is encouraging more and more women to come forward and tell their stories about sexual assault and harassment. Drug education expert Paul Dillon writes that this is a perfect opportunity for parents to discuss the issue of sexual assault with their children.

  • Inter-country adoption – a decade of decline

    Nigel Holden     |      December 12, 2017

    Inter-country adoption has become an increasingly challenging pathway to parenthood for Australians. Fewer adoptions, longer waiting periods, and a greater percentage of children with complex and special needs are now the norm. Adoption advocate Nigel Holden shares his experience of becoming a father through inter-country adoption.