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16 Apr 2015
Young people speak out during Youth Week
The 2015 Speak Out for Change: Youth Voice on Youth Issues Summit was a youth-to-youth consultation, where young leaders from the Youth Leadership Roundtable worked with more than 100 of their peers to debate complex issues that are affecting young people today, and put forward innovative solutions.
10 Apr 2015
Conference highlights importance of early childhood
This morning I spoke at the opening session of the 6th Biennial conference of the Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses Australia Association.
30 Mar 2015
Butler Falcons practise leadership
Late last week I met with a great group of young women who take part in the Edmund Rice Centre’s Youth Leadership Program, and who form the all-African girls AFL rules football team – the Butler Falcons.
26 Mar 2015
Arts and culture investment remains a priority
The Chamber of Arts and Culture WA, in collaboration with CAN WA, has released a report into Arts and Culture in Western Australian Local Government.
24 Mar 2015
CARE schools are keeping students engaged
A number of young people have told me recently that the flexibility and support provided by CARE schools have enabled them to continue their education and cope with issues they are facing in their personal lives.
23 Mar 2015
Sanders advocates evidence-based parenting support
Professor Matthew Sanders, founder of the Triple P’s Positive Parenting Program, presented the keynote address at the Western Australia Triple P Professional Development Forum yesterday, which I had the pleasure of attending.
17 Mar 2015
Youth Leadership Roundtable provides a youth voice
I welcomed the opportunity to meet with members of the Youth Leadership Roundtable on the weekend, as part of Save the Children’s South East Corridor Youth Partnership Project.
11 Mar 2015
Winterfold students speak out via song
Today I visited Winterfold Primary School in Beaconsfield to thank children, young people and staff for participating in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consultation project last year.
10 Mar 2015
Advisory Committee off to a great start
I was pleased to meet one of my 2015 Advisory Committees for the first time yesterday, the School of Special Education Needs: Sensory.
09 Mar 2015
Positive vibe in Bunbury and Collie
Last week while visiting Collie and Bunbury, I was able to speak to a number children and young people and people that work to support them about the benefits and challenges of living in the South West.
19 Feb 2015
Positive engagement in education making headway
Yesterday I had the pleasure to speak with some exceptional young Aboriginal students in Northam about their lives and their dreams and aspirations for the future.
04 Feb 2015
New child and parent centre to provide vital support
Today I attended the official opening of the Child and Parent Centre at Neerabup Primary School in Banksia Grove, hosted by Hon Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia.
Page last updated 19 Sep 2013
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