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Victoria extends support for every young person in state care

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Advocates are now urging New South Wales and Queensland to commit to extending state care                   

The transformative power of education

Contributor, Tuesday, 24th November 2020 -  Education remains one of the most effective antidotes to inequality, yet not everyone has the same access to an affordable education. This is one of the reasons Bendigo and Adelaide Bank developed its scholarship program.

Young Aussies more concerned by discrimination than COVID-19

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th November 2020 -  More than a quarter of young people say they have been unfairly treated in the past year    

Safeguarding children with disability: An area still overlooked?

Contributor, Tuesday, 17th November 2020 -  Natalie Siegel-Brown, managing director of Child Wise, shares her top three concerns about the safeguarding landscape for children with disability.

Childhood poverty trapping kids in cycles of disadvantage

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 28th October 2020 -  The University of Melbourne has partnered with the Paul Ramsay Foundation to research the causes of entrenched poverty

COVID-19’s hidden impact on children: A call to action

Howard Choo, Tuesday, 27th October 2020 -  It’s time for action to address COVID-19’s toll on children and set Australia up for the future, writes Howard Choo, Save the Children’s Australian social policy and advocacy adviser.

How your organisation can empower children who have experienced being in OOHC

Contributor, Thursday, 15th October 2020 -  Safe environments within our organisations can make all the difference to a child who has experienced Out of Home Care, writes Trish Reck, Child Wise state manager for Victoria and Tasmania.

Youth matters

Short-term gain, long-term pain for young people

Tiana Sixsmith, Thursday, 8th October 2020 -  In a special budget edition of our Youth Matters column, Tiana Sixsmith unpacks what the federal budget means for young people.

Struggling with compliance fatigue? Don’t let it impact your school’s child safety culture

Contributor, Tuesday, 15th September 2020 -  Embedding and continually building a strong child safety culture must be the priority for every school, so here Child Wise shares some tips on how schools can cultivate a child safe culture.

Students fight to increase the post-discharge support of acute patients

Annette Syahlani, Thursday, 10th September 2020 -  A bill being debated in the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament aims to ensure that individuals who choose to leave hospital after being admitted due to a mental health crisis receive ongoing support, writes Annette Syahlani, a journalist for YMCA Youth P
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