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news.com.au: South Australia looking at trialling $75,000 tax-free income to care for ‘complex’ kids full-time

Two states are launching a trial that would pay adults a hefty salary to quit their jobs and care for “complex” foster children full-time. Read more:


The Western Star: $75k tax-free to care for ‘traumatised’ kids

SOUTH Australia is keeping an eye on New South Wales and its foster care trial, that offers adults a $75,000 tax-free salary to care for the state’s most “complex” kids. Read more:


The Great Southern Star: Urgent need for foster carers in Gippsland

The number of Gippsland children and young people entering out of home care is on the rise which means there is an urgent need for more members of the community to become foster carers. Read more:


Cranbourne Leader: ‘We’ve had heaps of fun’

Big hearted firefighter sways volunteering as OzChild mentor has taught him to better relate to children. Read more.


Mornington Peninsula Leader: I felt something was missing

Michelle’s life is completely different now she is a foster carer with OzChild. Read more


Mouths of Mums: Carers to be paid for fostering troubled children

Family and Community Services (FACS) Minister Pru Goward is currently recruiting for carers who are willing to dedicate themselves to troubled kids, who range from 7 – 17 years. Read more: 


Daily Mail Australia: Specialised foster parents are being sought for abused and vulnerable children

The Treatment Foster Care Oregon program has been successfully run overseas in countries including the UK and New Zealand for more than 30 years. The NSW Government hopes the program will help recruit new foster carers in Sydney’s west where 18,000 children are in care and many more are needing homes. Read more:


The Guardian: NSW foster carers needed for complex needs trial

The New South Wales government will pay specialised foster carers $75,000 a year to temporarily look after children with complex needs through an outsourced US-developed care program. Read more: