"Ask Us. This is Our Country’ – Aboriginal Children and Young People’s Participation in Public Decision-Making.

Crawford School of Public Policy
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Event details


Date & time

Thursday 10 December 2020


Online via Zoom


Dr Holly Doel-Mackaway


Celia Vuckovic

Children’s right to participate in decision-making about matters affecting them was enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) 30 years ago. Despite this, and in contravention of the CRC, Australian governments rarely seek young people’s input in the development of laws and policies that are likely to impact their lives. This webinar details findings from field research about why and how young Indigenous people can participate in public decision-making processes as vital agents of change in this modern democracy.

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