Government of Western Australia


5 Sep 2017

The Western Australian Government has released the 2017-18 state budget. These papers outline the Government's priorities and appropriations, and the State's economic and fiscal outlook.

Research report

23 Jun 2016

The January 2016 Waroona Fire caused significant damage, particularly to the town of Yarloop, and resulted in the tragic loss of life. The Government of Western Australia committed to managing bushfire-related risk and continuously improving the state’s capabilities to prevent, mitigate and respond to major...

Research report

5 Nov 2014

This project aimed to determine the feasibility of an integrated pathway model of care for Aboriginal women in Western Australia during pregnancy.


Despite making substantial improvements in the health of Aboriginal Australians over the last ten years, significant gaps between Aboriginal...

Research report

14 Jul 2014

The second edition of The State of Western Australia’s Children and Young People highlights important information to increase our understanding about the wellbeing of children and young people.

The data collected in this report shows that most Western Australian children are healthy and their...

Research report

14 Jul 2014

Since the inception of the role of the Commissioner for Children and Young People WA in December 2007, the approach of the office has been to focus on what the best available research and evidence says about the wellbeing of our youngest citizens.


Research report

5 Mar 2012

This study reports encouraging trends for WA children, overall, but also confirms the ongoing disadvantage of Aboriginal children and young people across a range of wellbeing measures.

The inaugural The State of Western Australia’s Children and Young People report demonstrates that the...

Research report

1 Mar 2012

The aim of this report is to showcase a selection of evidence-based programs from Western Australia and across Australia that demonstrate best or promising practice in strengthening the wellbeing of children and young people.

Building Blocks is one of three reports which comprise the...

Research report

8 Nov 2011

The interviews and online survey canvassed young people’s views on a broad range of topics. These included knowledge of standard drinks and the national alcohol guidelines, the main influences on their decisions about drinking alcohol, their concerns about harms that arise from alcohol...

Research report

16 Sep 2011

The Commissioner of Children and Young People has released a new online resource that provides a socio-demographic profile of Western Australia’s 500,000 children and young people. It describes the State’s population of under 18 year-olds through current data on population distribution, diversity and family characteristics,...

Research report

6 Dec 2010

This report considers vocational education, post release support and, significantly, innovative strategies to better address the issue of Aboriginal recidivism.

This report is the second and final report of the Inquiry ‘Making our Prisons Work’. The first report focussed on prison employment and industries....