Like their peers living in metropolitan Perth, children and young people living in regional and remote WA make important contributions to their communities.
While they enjoy many benefits of country life, like access to natural areas and a close-knit community, they also face disadvantage in areas such as access to services and availability of transport.
It is important for services and programs to be innovative and flexible to address the disadvantage some of these children and young people experience.
Regional and Remote Areas: the impact on the wellbeing of WA children and young people
Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework
Children and young people in regional and remote areas
Developed from the Commissioner's 2011 Mental Health Inquiry
Submission to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Regional Development, July 2010
Review of Regional Development Commissions
Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities, March 2009
Contribution from CCYP to the Department of Indigenous Affairs submission
Submission to the Standing Committee on Estimates and Financial Operations, February 2009
Inquiry into the 'Royalties for Regions' Policy
Submission to the Department of Treasury and Finance, January 2009
Economic Audit Committee's review into the operational and financial performance of the Western Australian public sector