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Murri School Program report

  • 13 October 2017

    A unique school program in Brisbane is reducing the likelihood of out-of-home care and juvenile detention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and saving the taxpayer millions of dollars, says a new study. The latest analysis of the Healing Foundation’s program with the Murri School shows that investing in projects to tackle intergenerational trauma significantly improves education and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children as well as reducing the burden on public funds.

    Healing Foundation, Board Chair, Steve Larkin, said the savings and benefits could be much greater if the program was expanded to schools across Australia where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders live.

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    Michelle Elwell
    Research Officer

    Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet