MEDIA RELEASES

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

Commissioner launches getaroundit_sa to showcase young SA thinkers, makers and doers

PROFILES OF YOUNG SOUTH AUSTRALIANS AGED 14 – 22 ARE BEING PEGGED TO A BACKYARD CLOTHESLINE TO CREATE A NEW GALLERY OF INSPIRATION AND AWARENESS. THE POP-UP CLOTHESLINE GALLERY IS THE CENTREPIECE OF GET AROUND IT, AN INITIATIVE OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, HELEN CONNOLLY, LAUNCHED AS A CULMINATION TO THIS YEAR’S YOUTH WEEK CELEBRATIONS.

Read the full release here: Commissioner launches getaroundit_sa to showcase young SA thinkers, makers and doers

Young people know what will deliver a more youthful Adelaide – if only we’d ask them

THE COMMISSIONER IS ASKING LEADERS, DECISION MAKERS AND PUBLIC POLICY INFLUENCERS TO WORK WITH HER TO ESTABLISH A YOUTHFUL CITY FRAMEWORK THAT CAN DRIVE ENGAGEMENT WITH YOUNG PEOPLE SO THAT THEIR OPINIONS WILL BE FORMALLY CAPTURED AND CONSIDERED FOR FUTURE DESIGN OF ADELAIDE.

Read the full article here – Media Release – 10 April 2019:  Young people know what will deliver a more youthful city – if only we’d ask them 

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