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We ignored the evidence and the nation is aflame. Let’s not do the same with our kids.

Penny Dakin, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  As Australians face unprecedented threats from bushfires, we are seeing the results of evidence ignored. A potential social and economic firestorm awaits many Australian children

The humanitarian argument has failed. We must now argue for our kids on the economics.

Penny Dakin, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 -  Arguing for a better deal for our kids, purely on humanitarian grounds is failing to cut through. It’s time to reframe the debate in terms of economics, writes Penny Dakin, CEO of the

Setting Aussie kids up for success

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th June 2019 -  An Australian charity is developing a 10-year roadmap for early childhood research focused on helping vulnerable children get the best start in life. The Australian Research Alliance

Philanthropic Support as a Path to Government Funding in Politicised Times – A Case Study

Penny Dakin, Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -  As politics polarises, there is a growing need for apolitical funding to trial new ideas and provide independent evidence for government investments in system-changing programs.

NFP Report Sparks Calls to Make Youth Mental Health A National Priority

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 28th February 2018 -  Australia’s mental health commissioner has called for child and youth mental health to be a national priority, after a not-for-profit report revealed Australia ranks in the “middle

Children and Youth Alliance Names New Head

Staff Reporter, Friday, 15th August 2014 -  The appointment of Dianne Jackson as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) is among the many recent executive moves in the Not…


Staff Reporter, Thursday, 8th May 2014 -  The high profile Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY), Dr Lance Emerson, has announced his resignation after almost seven…

Childhood ‘Game Changer’ Looks To Multi-Sector Consortium

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 29th April 2014 -  A new national initiative, known as Opportunity Child, is to be launched in Sydney tomorrow, in a bid to reduce early childhood vulnerability in 20 Australian communities over the…

Call for Bold Reform on Child Wellbeing

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 19th November 2013 -  A research alliance has called on the Federal Government to make Australia a top five OECD country for education performance, physical wellbeing, social and emotional wellbeing…

Halving Rates of Mental Illness

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st October 2013 -  The costs of mental illness in Australia will continue to grow from the current $190 billion per annum because Australia is not investing in the social and emotional wellbeing of infants…

NFP Leaders Make Their Moves

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th October 2013 -  National Not for Profit technology provider Infoxchange’s Deputy CEO, David Spriggs, has stepped up to the head the organisation. Former CEO Peter Walton will be leaving…

Sarah Murdoch Joins NFP Board

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 7th May 2013 -  Philanthropist and high profile model Sarah Murdoch has been appointed to the board of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY). Chief executive of ARACY…
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