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Getting Indigenous youth out of the criminal justice system
31 Aug 2009
With Indigenous young people now 21 times more likely to be detained in custody than their non-Indigenous counterparts, a national conference focusing on the issue will be opened in Sydney tomorrow by Attorney-General Robert McClelland.
Commissioner attends NSW Student Representative (SRC) Conference
21 Aug 2009
The Commissioner presented the keynote address at the NSW State Student Representative Council (SRC) Conference.
Youth homelessness forum a success
10 Aug 2009
Young people gathered in Sydney last week to find solutions to youth homelessness and develop ideas to present to the NSW Government to help solve one of the state’s biggest issues, said Acting Minister for Youth Linda Burney.
Kids speak out at youth homelessness forum
06 Aug 2009
A forum on youth homelessness has brought together 40 young people from across the state to talk about ways of addressing youth homelessness.
August current awareness bulletin
01 Aug 2009
This month's bulletin includes e-links on the subjects of children's health, social inclusion indicators and the sexual exploitation of children.
Time for kids to have their say in research about their lives
09 Jul 2009
A group of top social researchers has put together a new resource to help break down barriers to involving children and young people in research about their lives.
July current awareness bulletin
01 Jul 2009
This month's bulletin features several reports related to bullying as well as articles about young people's use of online social media.
Commissioner's report card: could do better
25 Jun 2009
The NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People Ms Gillian Calvert today told a Federal Senate Inquiry that new and different approaches are needed to improve young people’s well-being while at school and to make a better transition to work.
NSW Councils support 'young' advice on future developments
22 Jun 2009
The look and feel of all future developments in NSW local government areas is being given unique ‘guidance’ following the launch today of built 4 kids, a new resource that will help to reshape the built environment for children and young people.
June Current Awareness Bulletin
01 Jun 2009
This month’s bulletin includes 'Children in care' prepared by Australian Institute of Family Studies and a research report 'Home truths : mental health, housing and homelessness in Australia' prepared by the Mental Health Council of Australia.