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Join Professor Sharon Bessell, Director of the ANU Children’s Policy Centre, as she discusses why talking with and listening to children is so important in promoting their wellbeing with Leanne McLean, Commissioner for Children and Young People in Tasmania.
Leanne McLean is a Tasmanian from the deep south of the state. She was appointed Tasmania’s Commissioner for Children and Young People in November 2018. Her role is to promote the rights and wellbeing of Tasmanian children and young people—including ensuring that their rights are considered and respected by adults when making decisions that may affect children. Leanne is passionate about providing a voice for children and young people, believes strongly in the transformative power of education and early intervention, and the value of every young person in shaping the future of Tasmania.