Up-to-date information on the Commissioner's current projects is listed below. To source information by subject area visit the Resources page.
Talking about vaping survey
The Commissioner invited WA young people aged 12–18 years to have a say on e-cigarettes, or ‘vapes’.
Youth engagement co-design project
The Commissioner is calling on interested young people to be part of a special team of youth advisors to help design a new process for working with children and young people in the future.
Here I Am: Stories from young everyday leaders in Western Australia
To mark 15 years since Western Australia first appointed a commissioner to provide an independent voice for children and young people, Here I Am has been created to showcase the incredible stories of children and young people who are making a difference in their communities.
Young Aboriginal Researchers in Community (YARiC)
The Commissioner’s Young Aboriginal Researchers in Community (YARiC) project empowered 7 young Aboriginal women from Kalgoorlie high schools to learn about ethical community research methodologies.
A key finding of the Speaking Out Survey was that female young people consistently rated their wellbeing below that of their male peers. The Commissioner is exploring girls' wellbeing through further analysis of the Speaking Out Survey data and consultations with children and young people.
Child poverty in WA
Up to 17 per cent of Western Australia's 610,000 children and young people are estimated to be living in poverty. The Commissioner strongly advocates for action to address child poverty in WA and continues to make a number of recommendations, including the need for a whole-of-government Child Wellbeing Strategy for WA.
Speaking Out Survey
The Commissioner surveys children and young people from all regions of WA on their health, safety, family and school life and how they see their place in our society. The survey findings help inform the development of government and non-government policy and programs to ensure the needs of children are met.