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.
Indicators of Wellbeing
The Commissioner has developed this practical online data resource to monitor and report on the wellbeing of WA’s children and young people.
Regional visit report - Newman, Meekatharra, Cue, Mount Magnet and Moora
Regional visit report - Mandurah 2017
Regional visit report - Mullewa
Children and young people in regional and remote areas
Developed from the Commissioner's 2011 Mental Health Inquiry
Submission to the House Standing Committee on Regional Australia, October 2011
Inquiry into the use of 'fly-in, fly-out' (FIFO) workforce practices in regional Australia
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