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Building blocks: best practice programs that improve the wellbeing of children and young people – edition two

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. This report...

The state of Western Australia's children and young people: edition 2

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 material...

Building blocks: best practice programs that improve the wellbeing of children and young people.

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 wellbeing...

A WA Human Rights act: report of the Consultation Committee for a proposed WA Human Rights Act

The government-appointed Consultation Committee has reported on the proposed Human Rights Act for Western Australia. The Committee received 377 submissions (including one from the Audit), and has recommended that additions be made to the original draft Bill. Recommended additions include the right to an education...

Making our prisons work : an inquiry into the efficiency and effectiveness of prisoner education, training and employment strategies

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. This...

Speaking out about reducing alcohol-related harm on children and young people

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 consumption and...

The state of Western Australia's children and young people

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 majority of...

Profile of children and young people in Western Australia

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...

Climate change, vulnerability and adaptation for south west Western Australia from 1970 to 2006

Luke Morgan, Senior Policy Officer at the Western Australian Department of Agriculture and Food, writes, 'Awareness and adaptation to climate change during the past 30 years has been emerging, with most sectors only responding in the last five to 10 years. Most past responses focused...

Identifying and supporting pregnant Aboriginal women and their families during their patient journey through services and across geographic areas

The overall aim of this research project was to determine the feasibility of an integrated pathway model of care for Aboriginal women in Western Australia during pregnancy.