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The Commissioner's Diary

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18 Nov 2014
Inspiring youth leader speaks with Perth students

Yesterday I had the pleasure of listening to a presentation from the 2014 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations, Laura John, as part of her national ‘report-back’ tour.


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14 Nov 2014
Overcoming obstacles to continue education

I was impressed to see the achievements being made by students in the Alta-1 program in the northern suburbs of Perth today.

With College principal Dave Stevens, I visited the Alta-1 campus in Joondalup to see classes in operation and meet with some of the staff and students.


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13 Nov 2014
Address to the Mental Health Advisory Council

Today I addressed the Mental Health Commission’s Mental Health Advisory Council on my work regarding the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.


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10 Nov 2014
Narrogin students display fashion flair

On Friday I travelled to Narrogin to visit the Noongar Pop Culture 2 project and meet with the young women involved in this innovative Community Art Network project.

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07 Nov 2014
Congratulations to Quinns Baptist College Advisory Committee on an innovative community project

Yesterday I met with the students from my Youth Advisory Committee at Quinns Baptist College to see their completed ‘Us and Our Community’ project.


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05 Nov 2014
Shooting hoops and hip hop beats all part of important consultation

The diversity in consultation strategies used by organisations as part of my Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consultation project was on show last night at Midland PCYC.

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27 Oct 2014
City of Wanneroo shows leadership on early childhood

On Friday I was pleased to attend the launch of the City of Wanneroo’s Early Childhood Policy and Strategy.



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24 Oct 2014
Streeties rap outlines life in Geraldton

I had the pleasure yesterday to visit Geraldton and meet with children and young people and those who are working to support their needs.

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22 Oct 2014
Healthy scene wins Childrens Week Art Award

Today I was delighted to attend the Meerilinga Children’s Week Awards and present my Commissioner’s Choice Art Award to 12 year-old Ingrid from Riverton.



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22 Oct 2014
Royal Commissioner Helen Milroy shines a light on child-safe practices

I was honoured today to host Winthrop Professor and Royal Commissioner Helen Milroy in an important discussion on child-safe organisations at my Children’s Week forum.

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20 Oct 2014
Childrens Week a time to celebrate

Children’s Week is always an important opportunity in the year to remind us of, and to celebrate, the rights of children and young people.

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07 Oct 2014
Translating knowledge to improve mental health in our children and young people

Today I was pleased to host the 2014 Healthway Visiting Fellow, Dr Melanie Barwick, who outlined her work in knowledge translation, specifically in the area of children and young people’s mental health.


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03 Oct 2014
Children in care find a voice through photography

Today I was pleased to attend the launch of the 2014 As Eye See It photography exhibition.

This exhibition includes photographs from 32 children and young people in care, giving an insight into their day-to-day lives and what is significant to them.


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19 Sep 2014
Holistic services helping young people of Rockingham

I had the pleasure yesterday of meeting young people and staff from headspace Rockingham, which opened in February this year.


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18 Sep 2014
Schools recognised for drug and road safety education

Today I had the opportunity to recognise the hard work of students, teachers and other school staff, and communities in achieving the bronze and silver levels of the Changing Health Acting Together (CHAT) program.


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