Louisa Whettam, Opportunity Child’s Cultural Practice Advisor yarns about her visit to Every Child CQ, in Rockhampton and Gladstone QLD.
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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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 is encouraging families across its national network of communities to celebrate National Families Week 2019 – Australia’s annual celebration of the importance of families.
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…
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.
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.
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.