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How well do we know what the 24 per cent of Queensland’s population aged between 0 and 18, want?

From as far north as the Torres Strait and as west as Mount Isa down to South-East Queensland, the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) gathered the opinions, ideas and thoughts of more than 7,000 young people between the ages of four and 18 years.

Participants were asked about their community, their hopes and dreams, and their concerns for the future to compile the This place I call home report.

The report explores the themes as they are relevant to the participants and cover topics across the three lines of inquiry:

Community:

  • celebrating culture
  • access to green spaces and safe spaces

Hopes and dreams:

  • dealing with stress
  • life skills and job skills

Concerns for the future:

  • bullying and mental health
  • protecting the environment

This place I call home provides a basis for understanding youth perspectives across Queensland and informs ongoing policies and practices across government, organisations and communities - ensuring the perspectives of young people are heard, valued and embedded.

Head to the Queensland Family and Child Commission website to read the full report.

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