August Advocacy Wrap Up

Australia’s Youth Engagement Strategy   CREATE recently provided a submission to the Office for Youth on Australia’s Youth Engagement Strategy. Our submission urged the Office for Youth to embed additional processes that truly harness the voices of young people, especially those with a care experience as partners and leaders. We also highlighted the need for reform to:   better […]

July Advocacy Wrap-up

July has been another busy month for CREATE’s Advocacy team, with a number of submissions to government and the commencement of this year’s annual consultations across Australia.   Inquiry into the worsening rental crisis in Australia  CREATE recently provided a submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the worsening rental crisis in Australia. We strongly advocated […]

May Advocacy Wrap-Up

Imogen Edeson

We are pleased to announce that two new Young Consultants have joined CREATE’s Influencing Committee. Jasmine Taylor-Harding: “It’s vital to hear children and young people’s opinions on systemic problems. Children’s voices have been treated that they’re not as important, when it’s the most important thing when it comes to the system.” Tara Payne: “Ever since […]

We support a First Nations Voice to Parliament

Later this year, 2023, Australians will have their say in a Referendum where people vote to express their opinion or preference on an issue. This Referendum is to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Constitution through an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament (sort of like an advisory body). The Constitution […]

Being in care must not mean missing out on school – new research announcement

If you grow up in out-of-home care, you are more likely to miss out on school and only 57% of young care leavers (aged 18-25) manage to complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared to the national average of 85%. Every child deserves the opportunity granted by attending school and for over 46,212 (AIHW) children and […]

March Advocacy Wrap-Up

As we move into the final quarter of the 2023 financial year, CREATE is finalising data collection for our three remaining consultations: Health and Well-being in TAS and WA; and Educational Experience of young people in care in NT. When these are completed, this year CREATE will have obtained the views of over 250 young […]

January-February Advocacy Wrap-Up

CREATE was pleased when the Queensland Government gave permission to include the literature review, produced as part of the recent Extended Care consultation, as a CREATE publication. It has been placed on our website and has been lodged with INTRAC (International Research Network on Transitioning to Adulthood from Care). During the last two months, two […]

December Advocacy Wrap Up

Hi there and thanks for reading our advocacy wrap up for December. We’ve got lots to update you on around our submissions, consultations, and research papers. Submissions We’ve recently completed submissions to the Government in South Australia on the child protection system there as well reflections of First Nations young people on the use of […]

October-November Advocacy Wrap Up

Hi there and thanks for reading our advocacy wrap up for October and November. We’ve got lots to update you on from New South Wales and Queensland around #makeit21 and our Hour of Power session in Victoria ahead of their state election in late November. NSW Made it 21 First of all, the NSW Government, […]