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Naming juvenile offenders is a bad move
05 Oct 2007
The proposal to review the law so that juvenile offenders can be publicly named and ‘shamed’ is regressive, ineffective and inconsistent, the NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People Ms Gillian Calvert said today.
Babysitting guide launched
03 Oct 2007
Babysitting is the most common job undertaken by 12-15 year olds in NSW with 21% working as babysitters. We've a new resource kit for kids working as babysitters.
Updated Kids Stats launched
12 Sep 2007
Kids Stats, the place to go to find out how kids are doing in NSW, has been updated with new information and a fresh new look.
We vote 'Yes' but politicians differ on Paid Maternity Leave
11 Sep 2007
While federal politicians continue to disagree, more than a thousand Australian organisations and individuals have indicated through an on-line petition (www.nfaw.org) that Paid Maternity Leave is a key issue for the next election.
Commissioner calls for Access Card to be fairer for kids
04 Sep 2007
Gillian Calvert, NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People has written to the Minister for Human Services, Senator Christopher Ellison, calling for the Federal Government’s proposed Access Card system to be made fairer and easier for young people.
New poll: Australians want paid maternity leave
13 Jul 2007
A July Newspoll survey reveals there is widespread support by Australians for paid maternity leave (76%) for working women, with an overwhelming 78% of those in support of paid maternity leave in favour of the financial responsibility being shared jointly by employers, workers and the Federal Government. 71% supported a scheme funded by employers and employees only.
Regulator calls for submissions on TV for kids
27 Jun 2007
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is reviewing Children’s Television Standards on free-to-air commercial television, and has released a discussion paper on the issue.
Latest Ask The Children: Children and young people speak about health
20 Jun 2007
In the latest Ask the Children, Children and Young People Speak About Health, kids tells us what health means to them.
'Great Exploitations' of kids now showing on TV
02 Jun 2007
The NSW Commission for Children and Young People, the NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity and Young Media Australia have joined together to express strong concern about the use of young people for reality style television programs, such as Teen Fit Camp, which was broadcast nationally last night.
Have your say on the media and HIV
23 May 2007
Young people aged 18 to 28 are invited to participate in a university study on the role of the media in education of young people about HIV/AIDS.