MEDIA RELEASES

First Port of Call Report – November 2019

WE MUST DO BETTER FOR OUR TRANS AND GENDER DIVERSE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

COMMISSIONER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE HELEN CONNOLLY, HAS TODAY LAUNCHED HER FIRST PORT OF CALL REPORT. THE REPORT FOLLOWS CONSULTATIONS WITH TRANS AND GENDER DIVERSE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, THEIR FAMILIES, ADVOCATES AND THERAPISTS. THE REPORT OUTLINES FOUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO GOVERNMENT INCLUDING PROVIDING MORE VISIBILITY FOR TRANS AND GENDER DIVERSE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, BETTER TRAINING AND INFORMATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND MORE GENDER-AFFIRMING SERVICES OVERALL. 
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Leave No One Behind – CCYP Poverty Report

A STATE OF POVERTY FOR SA CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IS ‘NOT ACCEPTABLE’ SAYS COMMISSIONER

COMMISSIONER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE HELEN CONNOLLY HAS TODAY LAUNCHED HER POVERTY REPORT “LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND”. THE REPORT IS THE RESULT OF CONSULTATIONS SHE UNDERTOOK WITH MORE THAN 1400 CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WHO TOLD HER WHAT LIVING IN POVERTY IS LIKE AND WHAT THEY THINK NEEDS TO BE DONE TO ADDRESS THE IMPACT OF IT RIGHT NOW. THE REPORT OUTLINES SIX RECOMMENDATIONS IN WHICH THE COMMISSIONER CALLS UPON GOVERNMENT AND NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS ACROSS INDUSTRY AND COMMUNITY TO WORK TOGETHER TO IMPLEMENT.
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Calling all young creatives!

C3 POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION NOW OPEN.

COMMISSIONER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE HELEN CONNOLLY, HAS TODAY LAUNCHED HER INAUGURAL C3 POSTER COMPETITION WITH $500 IN TOTAL PRIZE MONEY UP FOR GRABS. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 14 TO 22 YEARS ARE INVITED TO ENTER THEIR POSTER DESIGNS APPLYING THE COMPETITION THEME OF WHAT BEING ‘CONNECTED, CREATIVE, & CONFIDENT’ MEANS TO THEM. ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2019, WITH THE WINNING ENTRY SHOWCASED ON THE COMMISSIONER’S GET AROUND IT ZINE COMING OUT IN LATE NOVEMBER/EARLY DECEMBER 2019.  
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Public transport service ‘not okay’ say children and young people in SA

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO SEE DELIVERY OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES TO THEM IMPROVED.  THEY HAVE TOLD THE COMMISSIONER THEY SOMETIMES FEEL UNSAFE AND UNWELCOME ON BUSES, TRAMS AND TRAINS AND THAT THEY WORRY ABOUT BEING ISSUED FINES FOR MINOR OFFENCES SUCH AS NOT CARRYING THEIR STUDENT ID.

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2019-08-22 – MR_Public Transport_It’s_Not_Fine FINAL

 

 

‘EndoBox’ to make young people’s lives better

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIGITAL ENREPRENEURS DEMING FACTOR WERE AWARDED $15,000 IN GRANT FUNDING AT LAST NIGHT’S D3 DIGITAL CHALLENGE PITCH AND AWARDS NIGHT. ONE OF FIVE TEAMS COMPETING IN THIS YEAR’S DIGITAL CHALLENGE, THEY WILL USE THE FUNDS TO DEVELOP ‘ENDOBOX’ – A FUN ONLINE SPACE FOR KIDS AGED 7 – 12 YEARS TO EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE FREE, OPEN GAMEPLAY WITH THEIR CLOSEST FRIENDS AND FAMILY. 

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20190802 – MR_D3 Digital Challenge FINAL3.

New Unplugged Digital Challenge for Early Learners

COMMISSIONER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE HELEN CONNOLLY HAS TODAY LAUNCHED AN EARLY LEARNERS’ EXTENSION TO HER DIGITAL CHALLENGE: EARLY LEARNING UNPLUGGED. THE EARLY LEARNER VERSION HAS BEEN SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR PRESCHOOL AGE CHILDREN (ROUGHLY AGED 3-5 YEARS) AND IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FREE FROM THE DIGITAL CHALLENGE WEBSITE:  https://commissionersdigitalchallenge.net.au/early-learners-introduction/

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20190801 – MR_New Unplugged Early Learners Digital Challenge FINAL

SA’s Aboriginal young people would like more say on their future

COMMISSIONER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, HELEN CONNOLLY SAYS SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S ABORIGINAL YOUNG PEOPLE WANT TO HAVE A GREATER SAY ON MATTERS THAT IMPACT ON THEM. THEY’RE ALSO INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN EVENTS THAT STRENGTHEN THEIR VOICE AND IN OPPORTUNITIES THAT ENABLE THEM TO GAIN LEADERSHIP AND ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS. 

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2019-07-08 – MR_CCYP_AboriginalYouthEngagementReport_FINAL

 

SA’s Young people determined to leave no-one behind

COMMISSIONER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, HELEN CONNOLLY, HAS PARTNERED WITH UN YOUTH SA TO DELIVER THE POVERTY SUMMIT 2019. BELIEVED TO BE THE FIRST OF ITS KIND YOUNG PEOPLE WILL BE EMPOWERED TO ACTIVELY ENGAGE IN DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS DESIGNED TO ADDRESS THE UNITED NATIONS NO.1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL TO ‘END POVERTY IN ALL ITS FORMS EVERYWHERE BY 2030’.

Read the full media release here:  27 June 2019 – SA’s Young people determined to leave no-one behind 

Low score for work experience

SURVEYS OF BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY GROUPS AND STUDENTS CONDUCTED BY THE SA COMMISSIONER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE COMMITTEE FOR ADELAIDE SHOW THE SECONDARY SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS MAJOR FLAWS, FAILING TO DELIVER FOR BOTH BUSINESSES AND YOUNG PEOPLE…

Read the full release here: 14 June 2019 – Low score for work experience

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