The biannual meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ANZCCG) has been held in Adelaide. Read the outcomes of the meeting here.
The Commissioner’s Digital Challenge is now live! It’s about increasing the uptake of digital skills in this generation across South Australia through community, schools and families. Schools teaching Years 3-6 are eligible to register. Start the Challenge now!
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Mixed Messages — we tell our young people to stand up for themselves, then criticise them when…
As a child of the 60's I grew up in an environment of children should be seen and not heard. As a student I was asked to accept what I was…
2018.12.06 / 5min read. Read More
Children and Young People deserve our accountability
In the world of accountability; feedback and complaints mechanisms have prominence.
2018.09.28 / 3min read. Read More
It’s National Child Protection Week.
On Wednesday I was part of a NAPCAN panel discussion talking about the importance of valuing and respecting children and young people’s…
2018.09.07 / 4min read. Read More
What children and young people think should happen when families separate
This week I launched a report which demonstrates that children and young people have sound and practical recommendations to place children…
2018.08.31 / 3min read. Read More
From vulnerable or dangerous to contributors and reformers:
How to refocus the conversation and the risks of not doing so.
2018.07.27 / 5min read. Read More
Meaningful engagement with young people on how to respond to drug issues in Australia is critical.
We all want a South Australia where children are nurtured and protected to help them thrive and become well-rounded and successful…
2018.07.06 / 4min read. Read More
We need to support the whole family when tackling truancy.
All of us would agree that education is vitally important for our children and young people’s future outcomes. It’s also true that good…
2018.06.22 / 3min read. Read More
Imagine Being 25: the hopes and dreams of South Australia’s regional children and young people.
Last year when I started as Commissioner I went around the State and asked children and young people what they wanted to change, what they…
2018.06.08 / 3min read. Read More