CCYP in the News

Children of prisoners are among the most poorly supported of a “faceless” group of marginalised youth says Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly…
Sunday Mail, December 15
Parent survey finds strong backing for SA Government to fund sanitary products in schools; SA-BEST, Labor to introduce Bill
Parents and teachers are demanding the State Government fund free pads and tampons from dispensing machines in schools. Now two political parties want to make it law.
The Advertiser, November 27
South Australia’s inaugural Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People says she is unable to investigate “pressing systemic issues” facing Indigenous youth as the State Government has failed to legislate her role.
InDaily, November 15
The students were the stars of the show at the opening of the new youth hub within the Kangaroo Island Community Centre.
The Islander, October 28
Word on the street with Helen Connolly: Young, Creative and Cashed-Up- Kiddo Mag, September 6
Netted, drugged, locked away: the damning face of child mental health in SA- InDaily, September 23
Regional Youth Forum held at Burra- Northern ArgusAugust 29
Port Elliot Primary School, Eastern Fleurieu School students discuss sustainability, waste at summit- Victor Harbour Times, August 12
Youth festival excites Fleurieu- Victor Harbour Times, July 30
Is your child ready for the digital challenge- Kiddo magazine, July 13

The future of Adelaide? We want a prouder, louder, greener, brighter city, youth say – The Sunday Mail, May 4

What can we do to make the City of Adelaide more youthful? – Small Change: Radio Adelaide 101.5 FM, April 16 
Rising popularity of gaming in schools prompts esports research study, Australian eSports Association, March 6
Commissioner urges leaders to listen to South Australia’s regional children and young people, The Sector, February 27
Teachers are missing lunch breaks and using their own money up to three times a week to buy sanitary products and even underwear for students, a report says.
The Advertiser, November 28
Children and young people have a lot to say – why aren’t our institutions listening?
InDaily, November 22
Transgender unit demand jumps from a handful to 200 in 10 years at WCH- The Advertiser, November 2
‘Heartbreaking’ effect of poverty on SA kids revealed in Leave No One Behind report- AdelaideNow, October 18
SA law for jailing kids is archaic, UN says- The Advertiser, September 25
Ozone Hotel, KI Commissioner plan Community Connect speaker sessions- The KI Islander, September 5
South Australia’s Children’s Commissioner calls for overhaul of public transport fines for young people – The Sunday Mail, August 24
‘Leave no one behind’ say 200 young people at the Poverty Summit 2019- Sustainable Development, August 2
Coding an exciting challenge, The Bunyip, July 17
Commissioner Connolly talks about the 2019  D3 Challenge – 5AA Radio, June 24
Sit down and switch on with the Commissioner for Children and Young People, Kiddo Mag, April 24
What do young people actually want? – Barossa Herald, March 21
Pride, independence, uncertainty: how young regional South Australians feel about their lives – InDaily, March 4
Listening to kids, it’s the law! – Kiddo Mag, January 12

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