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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. 

Opinion

Recognising the rights and unique experience of young people in care

Deb Tsorbaris, Thursday, 18th February 2021 -  Ahead of Care Day on Friday, Deb Tsorbaris says it's time we take a better look at what young people in care and care leavers need to thrive. 

Opinion

Wrong way, go back on youth justice in Queensland

Paul McDonald, Monday, 15th February 2021 -  Better and longer care is a more effective way of dealing with youth crime than GPS trackers, denying bail and more punishment, writes Paul McDonald, head of the national Home Stretch campaign.

Opinion

Holding the Australian government to account on children’s rights

Simon Henderson, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  Wth many of the child rights issues that Australia was facing in 2015 still the same in 2021, we should all be paying close attention to the federal government’s reaction to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s hearing, writes Save the Child

Keeping children safe in emergencies

Contributor, Tuesday, 15th December 2020 -  Child Wise and Save the Children join forces to deliver timely training.

Youth matters

Behind my crooked legs: The medical reality of life with a disability

Holly Matthews, Thursday, 10th December 2020 -  Holly Matthews explains what life is like for her as a teenager with Cerebral Palsy and shares her thoughts on what the disability and broader community sector can do to help young people like her.

Opinion

Learning how to effectively engage young care leavers

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 30th November 2020 -  Engaging with young people on issues and in ways that are most meaningful to them will only benefit our organisations, writes Deb Tsorbaris, who shares learnings from the Young Leaders Collective program.

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                   
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