Public Libraries

Public Libraries

This Position Brief outlines how the Commissioner urges the Commonwealth, State and Local authorities to invest in public libraries. Public libraries have unique value to children and young people, both to inspire them to read and to provide them with a safe and...
Public Libraries

Bail Conditions for Children

In this Position Brief, The Commissioner is calling for continued and focused effort on reducing the number of children being incarcerated in South Australia’s youth detention centres in line with the fundamental principles of child justice. For this to become a...
The Impact of the Religious Discrimination Bill 2019

The Impact of the Religious Discrimination Bill 2019

The Commissioner for Children and Young People believes that the draft Religious Discrimination Bill 2019 goes against what children and young people have told the Commissioner they want from today’s society and institutions. They have said that what they want most is...
Sanitary Product Supply to School Students in South Australia

Sanitary Product Supply to School Students in South Australia

This Position Brief explores ‘period poverty’ and access to sanitary products across 48 public high schools in metro and regional SA. An issue highlighted in the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s recent report Leave No One Behind, was ‘period...
Drug Education in Schools – What Works, What Doesn’t

Drug Education in Schools – What Works, What Doesn’t

This Position Brief outlines why the Commissioner of Children and Young People (2019) that ‘any anti-drug program introduced into an SA school should first be able to demonstrate evidence that it is safe and effective’. Schools should be part of an approach to...