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The Commissioner's Diary

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18 Dec 2014
Follow the Dream presentation night a great success

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending Lockridge Senior High School‘s Follow the Dream Partnerships for Success Presentation Night for 2014.

17 Dec 2014
Best wishes for the festive season

I would like to wish all Western Australian children and young people and their families a happy and safe festive season.

11 Dec 2014
Innovative approach producing happy and engaged students

Happy and highly engaged students were everywhere to be seen this morning during my visit to West Beechboro Primary School.
My visit to the school was instigated following the recognition of principal Ray Boyd as the 2014 Primary School Leader of the Year at the recent Western Australian Education Awards.

09 Dec 2014
Locko Dreamers dream a bright future

I had the pleasure this morning of talking with and listening to a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who are members of ‘Locko Dreamers’ from Lockridge Senior High School.

09 Dec 2014
Voices from young people at Stratton Edge Youth Centre heard

Yesterday I joined representatives from my 2014 Stratton Edge Youth Centre Advisory Committee to watch a film they created as their Us and Our Community report.

05 Dec 2014
Middle Swan students share their views

I had the pleasure today of speaking with students at Middle Swan Primary School who were taking part in my Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consultation project.

02 Dec 2014
Young people taking action to improve our environment

This morning I was inspired to hear the thoughts and experiences of the dynamic young people who are past and present members of the Millennium Kids program.

01 Dec 2014
Voices of Australian young people heard in national survey

Today I attended the launch of the Mission Australian 2014 Youth Survey – an important annual gauge of the concerns and values of young people.
More than 13,000 young people aged between 15 and 19 took part in this year’s survey, including 1,168 Western Australians, providing their thoughts on topics including education and employment, community activities, time spent on social networking and their feelings about the future.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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