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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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About the Webinar

The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children, which was endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments in April 2009, reaches the end of its life in 2020. Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Australia’s children remains, of course, an ongoing challenge and a responsibility for family and relationship – and other –services, and for the broader community.

How can we best ensure the safety and wellbeing of our children? What should a future national framework look like?

FRSA hosted a panel discussion at its National Conference on 22 November 2019 to start to answer these questions. This webinar brings back our panel members to continue that discussion.

The webinar will be chaired by Teresa Jayet, Chief Executive Officer of Mallee Family Care, and FRSA Board Deputy Chairperson.

Panel Members: Professor Daryl Higgins, Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University; Megan Mitchell, Australian Human Rights Commission; and, Eliza Strapp, Families Taskforce, Department of Social Services

Continue the conversation with us and the panel on Tuesday, 17 December 2019 at 2PM – 3PM AEDT time.


We encourage all registrants to view the video of the conference panel discussion prior to attending the webinar which is located below. You can submit questions prior to, or during, the webinar.

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Teresa Jayet
Chief Executive Officer, Mallee Family Care and FRSA Deputy Board Chair

Teresa Jayet is the Chief Executive Officer of the multi-disciplinary Organsiation, Mallee Family Care, and has 25 years experience in the human services sector across rural, remote and regional communities. Teresa’s career commenced in the education sector where the foundation for her commitment to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families was established.

Meet your Presenters

Professor Daryl Higgins
Director of the Institute of Child Protections Studies, Australian Catholic University

Daryl is the Director of the Institute of Child Protections Studies at Australian Catholic University. He has been researching child abuse impacts and prevention, family violence and family functioning for over 25 years. His research focuses on public health approaches to protecting children, and child-safe organisational strategies.

Megan Mitchell
National Children’s Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

Megan is Australia’s first National Children’s Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission, appointed in 2013. In her role as Commissioner, Megan focuses solely on the rights and interests of children, and the laws, policies and programs that impact on them.

Eliza Strapp
Group Manager (acting), Families Taskforce, Department of Social Services

Eliza is the acting Group Manager for the Families Taskforce at the Australian Government Department of Social Services, which is currently examining support for families across government.