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UK students visit the Commission
10 Feb 2009
Students and staff from Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in England visited the Commission to talk about student leadership and the use of student voice in promoting learning and teaching.
Minto young people participated in an advocacy workshop
28 Jan 2009
Members of the Minto Kids Council enjoyed a workshop on how to be advocates in their local area. The Commission facilitated the workshop to encourage the kids to be active in their local area and to give them confidence in sharing their voice.
A new year brings new technologies - time for a new approach?
14 Jan 2009
The post-Christmas period is a great time for kids to enjoy their presents, especially to explore the gifts that involved new technologies such as mobile phones, mp3s and ipods.
Let's get kids more involved in television
12 Dec 2008
The long standing debate in the community over how much ‘exposure’ children should have to television, the amount of content and quality of children’s programs has recently been overtaken by a bold new concept.
Commissioner visits Mortdale Public School
08 Dec 2008
On Friday 5 December Gillian Calvert, Commissioner visited Mortdale Public School in Sydney’s south.
Working kids need more workplace reforms
03 Dec 2008
A public discussion paper released today by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People highlights the concern that the current major reforms of workplace laws do not fully address the needs of hundreds of thousands of young Australians.
Ellison Primary students visit the Commission
27 Nov 2008
Ellison Primary Kids Advisory Panel visits the Commission for their final meeting.
Fools rush in ... but caution is needed for child protection changes
27 Nov 2008
The more than one hundred recommendations contained in the report by Justice James Wood’s Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW are thoughtful and wide ranging.
Who cares what kids think?
14 Nov 2008
The idea of children and young people’s participation and right to “have a say” in the political, economic and social structures of society has been gaining momentum in the last few decades.
Commissioner visits Lismore
13 Nov 2008
On Thursday 6 November and Friday 7 November 2008, Gillian Calvert, Commissioner and The Hon. Catherine Cusack MLC and Member of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Children and Young People, visited the Centre for Children and Young People at the Southern Cross University in Lismore to talk with researchers, students and young people.