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Message from the Guardian: Outcome of the Voice Referendum

I am writing this week, in acknowledgment that many are hurting following the outcome of the Voice Referendum. Regardless of political views and how individuals voted, the past few months have been challenging, uncertain and stressful for many. The effects of community discussions, political debate and personal conflicts will ripple for some time.

Final Report of the Disability Royal Commission – The Guardian’s Guide

On 29 September, the Australian Government tabled the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
The report – which follows four and a half years of hearings, research and evidence – sets out 222 recommendations to better prevent and respond to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in Australia.

Working together for change: ANZCCGA update

At the start of the month, Guardian for Children and Young People, Shona Reid, travelled to Darwin on Larrakia country to meet with colleagues from Aotearoa and across Australia, and attend SNAICC’s 10th Annual Conference, Voices at the Top!

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A Big “Shout Out” to Kinship and Foster Carers – You are Amazing!

Foster and Kinship Carers Week is a special time for us all to acknowledge and celebrate the incredible contribution carers make to the lives of children and young people in care.

At the Guardian’s office, we meet so many amazing carers and hear their stories. Most importantly, we see first-hand the difference they make to a child’s life when they open up their hearts and homes, and welcome children into their families.

National Child Protection Week 2023

As always, it’s been a busy Child Protection Week for the Guardian and her staff. This week is all about bringing together children, young people, families, communities and government to celebrate what’s working, to have hard conversation about what’s not, and to work together on how to make things better.

Calling for a united cross-border approach to child safety

A few weeks back, Guardian for Children and Young People, Shona Reid, travelled to Mparntwe (Alice Springs) to meet with the NPY Women’s Council – alongside both the Northern Territory and Western Australia Children’s Commissioners.
Presenting a joint media conference, the Commissioners, Guardian and NPYWC called for a collaborative approach between State, Territory and Federal Governments regarding vulnerable children and young people moving between jurisdictions.

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