National Reconciliation Week shines a light on the persistent gap between Indigenous Australians and non-indigenous Australians and is a call to action for all Australians to continue the important work of reconciliation. In my electorate, AbSec has been providing a voice for Aboriginal children and their families impacted by the child protection system in NSW since 1999. Aboriginal children are 10 times more likely to end up in the NSW care system than non-indigenous children. Even today, generations of Aboriginal children are growing up separated from family and kinship carers, resulting in a loss of connection to culture, spirit and their heritage. AbSec advocates for greater investment by the government to support Aboriginal organisations in creating a holistic approach to support indigenous kids and families, ensuring they are raised in their community, not care. Their work is essential to improving the outcomes for aboriginal kids and the community is angered by reporting that AbSec may lose funding. Any cut to funding for AbSec is unacceptable, indigenous organisations deserve more of a voice, not less. Thank you to AbSec chairpersons Dana Clarke, Petrice Manton, and AbSec CEO Tim Ireland, for ongoing advocacy for indigenous families in Marrickville and across NSW.