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The Commissioner's Diary

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18 Nov 2015
Key findings captured in Summit Report

Today I met with 13 young leaders who make up the Youth Leadership Roundtable (YLR) to discuss the findings from their 2015 Summit Report, which captures in detail 16 key issues identified by young people.

11 Nov 2015
Strong response to hear the views of Aboriginal children and young people

An audience of almost 300 people today heard the views of Western Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait children and young people at my seminar which outlined the key themes and recommendations of the consultation report “Listen To Us”.

28 Oct 2015
Bullying seminar addresses key strategies

Bullying is one of the most preventable causes of mental health issues. This was a key take away message more than 300 professionals and parents received yesterday evening when they attended the ‘Addressing Bullying Behaviour' seminar hosted by my office.

28 Oct 2015
Childrens Week Awards celebrate creativity

This morning I attended the official 2015 Children’s Week Awards ceremony at Perth Zoo, and was pleased to present the Art Award to Megan from St Munchin’s Catholic School in Gosnells for her beautifully illustrated poster, which depicts this year’s theme of a child’s ‘right to discover’.

20 Oct 2015
Strength-based approach a focus during roundtable discussion

I was pleased to host a dynamic discussion yesterday with CEOs and other senior staff from a range of non-government agencies concerning the themes of the consultation report “Listen To Us”.


12 Oct 2015
Pilbara children and young people in spotlight

I am visiting the Pilbara region this week to meet with local children and young people and the many organisations who support them.

07 Oct 2015
Street Connect recognised for collaborative program

Anglicare WA’s Street Connect program was yesterday announced as the recipient of the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s Award for Improved Outcomes in Child and Youth Mental Health.


17 Sep 2015
Ambassadors highlight importance of support for Aboriginal families

Two of Western Australia’s Ambassadors for Children and Young People, Professor Fiona Stanley AC and June Oscar AO, highlighted the need to support families to ensure the wellbeing of our Aboriginal children and young people at a national conference today.

11 Sep 2015
Important recognition for agencies working with vulnerable children and young people

The work of many in the non-government sector who provide vital support for vulnerable children and young people was recognised last night at the annual Children Youth & Family Agencies Association (CYFAA) awards.

10 Sep 2015
Anglicare WA recognised with Play Your Part award

Today I was pleased to present the WA 2015 Child Protection Week Play Your Part award to Anglicare WA for their commitment to child-safe practices.
Anglicare WA has committed to a child-safe organisation strategy and has built a child-safe culture within the organisation.

04 Sep 2015
Photography exhibition gives children in care a voice

Today I attended the launch of the As Eye See It photographic exhibition at the WA Museum, where through a collection of photos I gained a poignant insight into the world of young Western Australians living in out-of-home care.


27 Aug 2015
Meerilinga providing essential services

This morning I enjoyed seeing a number of initiatives that are helping to engage and inspire children at the Cockburn Family Centre in Coolbellup, which is coordinated by Meerilinga.

24 Aug 2015
High level discussion sets positive agenda for Aboriginal childrens wellbeing

Today I had the pleasure of hosting a vibrant roundtable discussion with directors general and executives from many government departments concerning the themes of our report “Listen To Us, and how agencies can respond to the views expressed by Aboriginal children and young people.

14 Aug 2015
Examination of children affected by family and domestic violence

How children and young people are affected by family and domestic violence was the theme of a Perth Roundtable I attended today, hosted by the Australian Human Rights Commission at the Department of Social Services.

11 Aug 2015
Action on Alcohol Awards

I was pleased to attend the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth’s annual Action on Alcohol Awards this morning to honour the many people working to reduce the impact of alcohol-related harm to Western Australia’s young people.

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