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OC Connect event report

The OC Connect event report is now available…

True collaborative contribution to national review

Adaptive, agile, a shared responsibility for reaching a common goal…these requirements of successful collaboration were crucial to a recent joint submission to the Productivity Commission…

guest blog post

Place based approaches – applying international lessons

In this guest blog post, Sue West, Group Leader (Policy, Equity and Translation) Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Associate Director, Centre for Community Child Health, The Royal Children’s Hospital, updates us on recent international insights into place based approaches as a strategy for improving population outcomes for children and families.

3 key insights

OC Connect whets appetite

3 key insights OC Connect revealed, as observed by those present…

Straight Up: interviews with backbone leaders: Matthew Cox

Matthew Cox has particular experience in applying collective impact methodologies in the local context, and is our latest backbone leader to be interviewed for this series.

Counting down days to OC Connect

Opportunity Child is humming with the energy our communities, core team and our partner agencies are generating.

OC Connect will be held next week and we’re working hard with our team of codesigners from across our national collective, to add the final touches.

Q1 2017: Opportunity +

This Quarter — a message from Michelle Lucas

2017 is well advanced and at the end of this first quarter I am so pleased to have connected with many of you already this year.  By way of update, Opportunity Child (OC) is sharing how to ‘Mobilise. Measure. Sustain’ with the Department of Social Services and I am thrilled to have been invited recently to attend the DSS Policy Hack where the new Try, Test, Learn thinking was being applied.

NT partner communities outline collective impact benefits for Minister

The Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, recently spent time visiting our partner community in the Opportunity Child initiative, the Sanderson Alliance, during a trip to Darwin.

Kind and brave: Focus on positive relationships at Sanderson Alliance

Hundreds of beautiful images created by children to celebrate positive relationships were exhibited last weekend in Darwin, as part of the inaugural Sanderson Alliance Art Awards held by our wonderful partner community in the Northern Territory, the Sanderson Alliance.

Focus on our youngest citizens on International Youth Day 2016

Today is International Youth Day 2016, a day when all of us at Opportunity Child increase our resolve to continue to work towards creating the conditions for all young children in Australia to live happy and productive lives.