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Yarn Time with Louisa: Day 1 of SNAICC 2019 Conference

Louisa Whettam, Opportunity Child’s Cultural Practice Advisor yarns about SNAICC 2019 conference, sharing her experiences and learnings in a Yarn Time blog series.

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Lisa McKenzie

Does having the data really shift power?

Communities are coming together to become more data-driven in decision making. One of our OC communities is Shepparton in Victoria. It is one of the leading places using data to shift power dynamics and to create better outcomes for the whole of community across generations.

Driving the change in community is Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project, a small ‘backbone’ organisation led by Lisa McKenzie. Lighthouse was created in response to community concerns around poor outcomes for young people back in 2014.

Opportunity Child to celebrate National Families Week 2019

Opportunity Child is encouraging families across its national network of communities to celebrate National Families Week 2019 – Australia’s annual celebration of the importance of families.

True collaborative contribution to national review

Adaptive, agile, a shared responsibility for reaching a common goal…these requirements of successful collaboration were crucial to a recent joint submission to the Productivity Commission…

guest blog post

Place based approaches – applying international lessons

In this guest blog post, Sue West, Group Leader (Policy, Equity and Translation) Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Associate Director, Centre for Community Child Health, The Royal Children’s Hospital, updates us on recent international insights into place based approaches as a strategy for improving population outcomes for children and families.

NT partner communities outline collective impact benefits for Minister

The Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, recently spent time visiting our partner community in the Opportunity Child initiative, the Sanderson Alliance, during a trip to Darwin.

We need a new approach to addressing child vulnerability

The latest round of results from the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) have clearly shown that despite years of funding into the sector and continued sustained effort from service providers and people working in communities, one in five children is still recognised as developmentally vulnerable.