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At MacKillop Family Services, we work for the rights of all children to be free to enjoy their childhood in a safe and loving home, where they are nurtured and have a sense of belonging and cultural identity.
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Ten years on from historic apology there is still much work to be done

Today marks 10 years since Kevin Rudd's formal apology to the Stolen Generations on behalf of the Australian Government. Although words cannot undo the pain suffered by so many, the apology was a symbolic acknowledgement of the multigenerational trauma experienced by Aboriginal people.

This significant milestone is an opportunity to reflect on the steps we have taken since the apology, as well as the long journey that still lies ahead. Read More

Stepping up, moving on: Nothing will stop me now

Completing your final year of high school can be stressful at the best of times. Throw in leaving a violent home and facing homelessness and it takes extraordinary commitment to continue with your studies.

But that is what 18 year old Issaraha (Issy) Braun just did - a young man committed to becoming the best person he can be, to break a cycle of family violence, and navigate his way to a successful career as a chiropractor. Read More

Keys for Change

If you wander through Melbourne's streets in the next two weeks, you might chance across someone playing a painted piano on a street corner. The musical infusion is no accident; it's part of the large-scale art project Play Me I'm Yours, which has been connecting millions of unassuming passersby in musical delight since 2008. The interactive exhibition is also designed to build community, connect individuals and the stories behind the artists who decorate the pianos. Read More

Warrnambool businesses equip young mechanic with tools for the future

Thanks to the generosity of Ferris Auto Repairs and Repco Warrnambool, who donated $1,200 worth of tools to the MacKillop Family Services Christmas Appeal, a hard-working Hamilton teenager has been given the opportunity to kick-start his career as a diesel mechanic apprentice.

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