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Commission sponsors inaugural Planning for Children and Young People excellence award
09 Aug 2012
The NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Megan Mitchell, is proud to announce the Commission’s sponsorship of the inaugural Planning for Children and Young People Award.
Byron Bay High School students to advise on State youth issues
01 Aug 2012
The NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Megan Mitchell, visited students from Byron Bay High School today to hear their views on issues that affect young people’s lives.
Students from Rouse Hill advise on state youth issues
31 Jul 2012
On Tuesday 24 July, it was my pleasure to visit students at Rouse Hill Anglican College, participate in their Senior School Assembly, and hear their views on issues that affect young people’s lives.
Advocating beyond playgrounds and skate parks
27 Jul 2012
On 12 July, I opened the third seminar in the Beyond Playgrounds and Skate Parks: Advocating for Kids in the Built Environment series.
2012 NSW Budget at a glance for kids
24 Jul 2012
This document summarises budget spending and savings measures in areas that are most relevant to children and young people. In some cases it is not possible to distinguish spending or savings specifically affecting children and young people as some programs have a broader population focus.
Updated web pages for the new Working With Children Check
13 Jul 2012
Need to know how the new Working With Children Check is going to operate? Who does and doesn’t need the new check? Updated information is now available at www.newcheck.kids.nsw.gov.au.
July current awareness bulletin
04 Jul 2012
Articles and reports on cybebullying, Indigenous early childhood, parental separation and children, working with children checks and police checks, children with a disability. more …
Commissioner's diary: a new Check goes to parliament
15 Jun 2012
Information on legislation for a new Working With Children Check tabled in parliament on 13 June, and a webcast of our Built Environment seminar now online.
Commissioner welcomes new Working With Children Check legislation
13 Jun 2012
The NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Megan Mitchell, has welcomed the tabling of legislation today by Minister for Citizenship and Communities, the Hon Victor Dominello MP, for a new Working with Children Check.
May current awareness bulletin
16 May 2012
In this month's current awareness bulletin: the final report into the UK riots, mobile learning and the iPhone, impact of media on vulnerable children and adolescents, youth disability in Australia. more …