Join with Oxfam to bring back funding to the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples


What’s happening?

Australia’s First Peoples have a powerful vision of a country where every family has the opportunity to thrive. The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples is the national representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. They are the national voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples with members from each State and Territory. Their members are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and organisations. Through their participation and decision-making, the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples defend their rights and protect their unique heritage as the First Peoples of Australia. Congress strives for equality, freedom and opportunity. They are focused on their peoples’ ability to make decisions and to control their lives and communities.

Oxfam’s efforts

The Australian Government is failing Australia’s First Peoples, making unfair decisions that are condemning communities to acute poverty and injustice, to poor education and poorer health, and to places like Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.

Our First Peoples still experience unacceptable levels of disadvantage. They continue to be isolated at the margins of the national debate. Policies relating to them continue to be made for, and to, but not with them. Yet, transformation of this situation is possible. The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples is a vital voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It’s speaking out and leading the charge for positive change, but the Government has slashed its funding.

Supporting Oxfam

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialise in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at

How you can help

Stand with Australia’s First Peoples. Add your voice to Oxfam’s cause and tell the Prime Minister to respect their leadership and fund the National Congress now.

The PM must act now or risk condemning another generation of Aboriginal Australians to acute poverty. Show your support and sign the petition.





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