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Advocating evidence-based research

The importance of making a sustainable positive difference to the wellbeing of Aboriginal people was the theme discussed by distinguished research professor Fiona Stanley AC in her speech at the Koya and Pindi Pindi information event held last night, and hosted by DLA Piper.

Fiona Stanley is one of Australia’s most prominent researchers on the health and wellbeing of young people and also supports the work of my office as an Ambassador for Children and Young People

As part of the event, I also heard from Koya Aboriginal Corporation director and associate professor Cheryl Kickett-Tucker about some of their important research projects and watched a fantastic performance by Aboriginal dancers and musicians.

A key element of my work as Commissioner is to advocate for evidence-based research to positively influence legislation, policy, services and attitudes.

Pindi Pindi, Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal Wellbeing, is undertaking important work to raise awareness and promote research excellence to make lasting change in the community and improve the lives of Aboriginal people.

Through her association with Pindi Pindi, Cheryl Kickett-Tucker has provided great support to our office recently as a member of the reference group of the consultation with Aboriginal children and young people project.

Jenni Perkins
Acting Commissioner for Children and Young People