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This Reconciliation Week we need action to go with the bold commitments

John Leha, Thursday, 27th May 2021 -  The theme for Reconciliation Week this year is “More than a word. Reconciliation takes action.” There could not be a more appropriate theme for this moment in time, writes John Leha,

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

ASIO’s powers to detain children rushed through Parliament with a lack of public scrutiny

Simon Henderson, Thursday, 17th December 2020 -  The new bill grants extraordinary powers but lacks safeguards, especially for children and protection of their rights, writes Simon Henderson, head of policy at Save the Children

Less than one quarter of Australian aid invested in children

Mercy Chipo Jumo, Friday, 20th November 2020 -  How does Australia’s child-focused aid stack up against comparable countries? Dane Moores and Mercy Jumo share findings from the NextGen Aid Report Card, which was released to mark

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.

COVID-19 causes widening inequality for children worldwide

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th September 2020 -  Save the Children has conducted the largest global survey of its kind since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared    Children from the poorest households are missing out on access to education,

Changemaker

Why keeping children safe is a shared responsibility

Wendy Williams, Monday, 7th September 2020 -  Through her work at the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Lesley Taylor is on a mission to create a child safe world. She is this week’s Changemaker. 

LEGO offers inclusive new Braille Bricks to help kids who are vision impaired

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 -  The bricks are expected to launch in Australia early next year    Children with vision impairment will be given the chance to develop new skills and learn the Braille writing system

Five challenges facing children and young people

Mercy Chipo Jumo, Monday, 24th August 2020 -  To mark the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, children and young people from Australia and the Pacific met to identify key areas of concern

How can childcare organisations handle abuse disclosures and problem sexual behaviours?

Contributor, Thursday, 20th August 2020 -  It is difficult to know where to start with becoming child wise, but with courage, transparency and commitment to change, any childcare organisation can handle disclosures and problem

Disadvantage is a virus, it’s time we intervened with a vaccine

Dr Lisa J. Griffiths, Friday, 7th August 2020 -  Evidence-based early intervention is a tried and tested solution. Instead of removing children we must shift our focus from crisis care to preventative care to create lasting generational

Virtual book club to keep kids connected in isolation

Luke Michael, Saturday, 25th July 2020 -  The MS Readathon is back for 2020 but with a twist         Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MSL) is launching a virtual book club alongside its iconic MS Readathon this year, with kids
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