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Australia’s COVID-19 response is failing young people

Thomas Feng, Thursday, 17th June 2021 -  An entire generation of young people risk being left behind. There needs to be targeted initiatives and reforms to lift them back onto their feet, writes Thomas Feng, media and communications manager at Youth Affairs Council Victoria.

What makes an organisation ‘child safe’?

Contributor, Thursday, 17th June 2021 -  Child Wise shares findings from its recent category study on the awareness of what makes an organisation “child safe”.

NT vows to extend state care to 21

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 15th June 2021 -  Queensland and New South Wales are now the only states without formal policies of care to 21 years’ old 

Opinion

An investment in the mental health, wellbeing and education of Victoria’s children and families

Deb Tsorbaris, Friday, 21st May 2021 -  Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, responds to the Victorian state budget.

Budget opinion

Short-term budget leaves young people out of COVID-19 recovery

Katherine Ellis, Thursday, 13th May 2021 -  The budget should have included significantly more investments focused on the longer-term, that would benefit young people who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, writes Katherine Ellis, CEO of Youth Affairs Council Victoria. 

Youth matters

Genuine youth participation means youth partnership and leadership

Kelsey McGowan, Tuesday, 11th May 2021 -  If organisations want to make a difference to the future of those who come after them, they must allow young people to design and lead the solutions, writes Kelsey McGowan, reflecting on her experience organising the upcoming Reshape Our Future Youth

Opinion

Recognising children as victims of crime in their own right

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 19th April 2021 -  We need to invest in specialist child focused services that address the healing and recovery of children and young people who are victims of crime, writes Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.

The critical step needed to break the cycle for vulnerable children

Luke Michael, Thursday, 15th April 2021 -  Research shows one in five children in Australia do not start school properly equipped to learn                 

Safeguarding LGBTIQ+ children and young people

Contributor, Thursday, 15th April 2021 -  LGBTIQ+ children and young people are disproportionately impacted by stigma and discrimination and their mental health is suffering as a result. Organisations must do their part to create safety, writes Michael MacKay.

Child safeguarding in international development

Contributor, Tuesday, 16th March 2021 -  No matter how good intentioned international development is, good intentions do not safeguard children. We must increase the pace to improve child safeguarding practices and work with urgency to meet the 2030 Agenda, writes Donna Webb. 
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