Research & Advocacy
RFW has a critical role to play in connecting country children to the standard of health and wellbeing they’re entitled to, regardless of where they live.
The work we do in advocacy, supported by a strong evidence base, intends to raise the volume and reinforce the rigour of conversations around childhood vulnerability in Australia. Our aim is to positively influence policy and inform the direction of child health and wellbeing, system wide.
Take a look at our Research and Advocacy articles & position statements.
- Productivity Commission Inquiry into Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector
- IPART Review of Early Childhood Education and Care
- Royal Far West Response to Early Years Strategy 2023
- 2022 Flood Response and Recovery - Children’s Needs Assessment
- Royal Far West and Narromine Public School: Working together to improve outcomes for country children
- Early learning, intervention and screening in rural and remote areas: A final report on the Healthy Kids Bus Stop
- Bushfire Recovery - The Children’s Voices (produced by Royal Far West and UNICEF Australia)
- After the Disaster: Recovery for Australia's Children (produced by Royal Far West and UNICEF Australia)
- Beyond the black stump: rapid reviews of health research issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia (conducted by Spinifex)
- Bushfire Recovery Program Evaluation (conducted by Charles Sturt University)
- Response to the NSW Government independent expert inquiry into the 2019-20 bushfire season
- Manly Pop-Up Safe House
- The Invisible Children: the state of country children's health and development in Australia
- Stories of The Invisible Children
- Reporting the health and development of children in rural and remote Australia
- Lived Experiences White Paper - T Cumming, CSU
- Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Committee's Inquiry into GP Access in Rural Areas
- Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Effective Approaches to Prevention, Diagnosis and support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
- Submission for Inquiry into Health Outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote NSW
- Submission on Inquiry into Education in Remote and Complex Environments by the House Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training
42% of indigenous children are vulnerable in one or more developmental domain
If you would like to learn more about our advocacy platform, or partner with us, please contact our Head of Advocacy and Government Relations Jenny Stevenson.
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