Families Australia

Canberra, ACT Community Services

About Families Australia

Families Australia is a national, independent, not-for-profit, peak organisation that works to improve the wellbeing of Australian families, especially those experiencing the greatest vulnerability and marginalisation. We do this by providing policy advice to the Australian Government and Parliament on behalf of more than 800 member organisations around Australia.

Our work is organised around three important ideas, namely, that Australia will be a fairer and more equitable and compassionate nation if we better protect and value children, if all families irrespective of their form are strengthened, and if there are genuine and lasting improvements in the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We play a national leadership role in advancing the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020, convening the National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing, and managing National Families Week. We are also developing new policy thinking about the implications for families and communities due to the changing nature of work.


Canberra ACT 2600

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