On Monday 17th October, the ‘Is Australia the lucky country for all?’ panel discussion was held at Parliament House. Panel members included Natalie Lewis, Queensland Family and Child Commissioner; Sharon Bessell, Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University and director of the Children’s Policy Centre and of the Poverty and Inequality Research Centre, and Cath Bartolo AM, Chief Executive Officer of Youth and Family Services (YFS). The discussion was led by Walkley Award winner, Paul Barclay and is to be broadcast on the ABC Radio National Big Ideas program at 8pm tonight, Thursday 20th October and repeated on the following Tuesday.
Thank you to our enthusiastic venue sponsor, Jonte Bush, the Member for Cooper who, in addition to this role, delivered an opening address on behalf of Premier Palaszczuk who was unfortunately unable to attend due to a prior commitment. Our sincere appreciation is also extended to HESTA for their generous support and sponsorship of this event. Click here to view the photo gallery and take special note of the young people in attendance who raised their questions and concerns with the panel.