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COVID-19 is the impetus we needed to level up child welfare

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 15th December 2021 -  It is our role – as adults, parents, carers, and community members – to support children and young people to thrive, through the good and the bad, writes Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare. 

Young Aussies struggling with the impacts of COVID

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st December 2021 -  Mission Australia has released its Youth Survey Report 2021

Opinion

Participation in the systems that govern you is a human right, children and young people included

Sarah Davies, Monday, 22nd November 2021 -  The knowledge and expertise of our children and young people must be sought as we emerge from the pandemic, write Sarah Davies AM and Deb Tsorbaris. 

Opinion

Considerations and complications of our online world

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 17th November 2021 -  There are hidden risks to the online world that are particularly real for certain groups, writes Deb Tsorbaris, but she says the sector can empower children and young people by educating on media literacy, digital citizenship, help-seeking, and safe

New national centre to lead the way in child sexual abuse prevention

Luke Michael, Monday, 25th October 2021 -  “There is so much for us to learn about how to improve the way we support survivors of child sexual abuse”

Youth matters

Access and inclusion extends beyond the pandemic

Mia Boonen, Thursday, 21st October 2021 -  COVID-19 has brought with it a new wave of institutional flexibility. We need to hold onto that, and prioritise access as we exit the pandemic, writes Mia Boonen, who shares her experience of “crip time” in COVID-19 and the findings from YDAS’

Opinion

Education, support and law reform needed to prepare and protect young people at work

Francesca Lai, Monday, 18th October 2021 -  WEstjustice’s Francesca Lai shares findings from a two-year Youth Employment Justice Program, and makes the case for why governments need to invest in community education and legal support programs for young people at work. 

Opinion

Child poverty is a policy choice

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 18th October 2021 -  Ending child poverty requires greater financial assistance for parents and carers, and a renewed political appetite for change, writes Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.

Researchers push to extend state care to 25

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th October 2021 -  Advocates believe service providers would strongly support this raise to the leaving age  

Opinion

Under 18-year-olds are still being locked up simply because they are homeless

Elizabeth Watt, Thursday, 7th October 2021 -  A new report sheds light on the ongoing criminalisation of youth homelessness in NSW, write Dr Elizabeth Watt, Olivia Iannelli and Shoshana Booth from Yfoundations.
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