Gender Differences in Children's Wellbeing: In conversation with Colin Pettit

Crawford School of Public Policy

Event details


Date & time

Thursday 07 October 2021


Online via Zoom


Colin Pettit, Commissioner for Children and Young People in Western Australia


Celia Vuckovic

Join Dr Angie Bexley, Deputy Director of the ANU Children’s Policy Centre, as she discusses the Speaking Out Survey and what it reveals about the wellbeing of children and young people in Western Australia with Colin Pettit, Commissioner for Children and Young People in Western Australia.

Colin Pettit is Western Australia’s Commissioner for Children and Young People.
Colin has spent his career working to improve the wellbeing of children and young people, particularly in delivering education services and programs to children and young people living in regional and remote areas of WA. He has worked with children, young people, families and communities as a teacher and then principal in a number of regional schools, before holding the role of Executive Director Regional and Remote Education at the Western Australian Department of Education for three years.

Between 2010 and 2015, Colin was the Secretary of Education for the Tasmanian Department of Education. He is a former President of the Primary Principal’s Association of WA and Deputy President of the Australian Primary Principal’s Association. Colin is an Ambassador for Barking Gecko Theatre and the Valuing Children Initiative, the Vice Chancellor of the Children’s University WA Partnership and in February 2019 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Education from Edith Cowan University.

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