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Young people know what will deliver a more youthful city– if only we’d ask them
Evidence shows that young people worldwide are seeking opportunities to participate in building communities that value their energy and…
Apr 12, 2019 / 3min read. Read More
Mental Health: what children and young people have told me they need from us
Over the past 20 months since taking on this role, children and young people have told me and taught me a lot.They have taught me they are…
Mar 22, 2019 / 4min read. Read More
The world is changing for children and young people in regional communities.
They are globally connected and are part of a large youth generation that has high expectations of their community leaders along with a…
Feb 27, 2019 / 3min read. Read More
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…
Dec 06, 2018 / 5min read. Read More
Children and Young People deserve our accountability
In the world of accountability; feedback and complaints mechanisms have prominence.
Sep 28, 2018 / 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…
Sep 07, 2018 / 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…
Aug 31, 2018 / 3min read. Read More
From vulnerable or dangerous to contributors and reformers:
How to refocus the conversation and the risks of not doing so.
Jul 27, 2018 / 5min read. Read More