Children

Brisbane market day to raise funds for families fleeing Gaza

As the conflict in Gaza continues to escalate, communities across Australia are doing what they can to support Palestinians fleeing their homes. Mums for Palestine Meanjin is hosting a children’s market in West End, on April 27, with market stalls and kids’ workshops, the funds raised will go towards flights and basic necessities for families …

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Report reveals alarming rates of child strip searches by NSW police

A report by Sydney’s Redfern Legal Centre says New South Wales police subjected more than 1500 children to invasive strip searches over 7 years. Fist Nations children made up almost 45 per cent of children strip searched, despite representing just 6 percent of all 10- to 17-year-olds in New South Wales.   Image: Image from …

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Healthcare standards in WA Youth detention centres inadequate: report

A new report released by Harvard University highlights poor health standards for young people in detention centres. Children in detention are likely to have greater health needs, like mental illness, substance abuse, and complex trauma. The report includes research from youth detention centres in Western Australia and indicates a long way to go to ensure …

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An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Commissioner

The Prime Minister announced that a new position of National Commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people will be created this year The commissioner will be tasked with safety and welfare of Indigenous children in out of home care.  Not only will the commissioner be looking after young people’s rights and …

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Organisation taking legal action against energy company

Climate action is one of the biggest issues affecting young Australians and they’re finding ways to make their voice heard. But parents are also concerned. During the pandemic, an organisation called Australian Parents for Climate Action was created, and more than 17,000 Australian parents have joined. The organisation is now taking legal action against Energy …

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The Tale of Old Nana Quokka

How we treat our environment greatly impacts the animals that live there.  After noticing how tourists were treating native bush animals such as the vulnerable Quokka on the sacred Noongar cultural site of Wadjemup (Rottnest Island), artist, storyteller and respected Yamatji-Noongar elder Aunty Rhonda Collard-Spratt co-wrote Old Nana Quokka, to help spread a message of environmentalism, …

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