Highlights from the panel discussion at the Communities in Control conference in Melbourne, 28-29th May 2012. Featuring Brett de Hoedt, Fran Bailey, Stephen Mayne and John Thwaites.
The final top three questions were put forward to local, state and federal government by OurCommunity and OurSay. You can find these responses on the OurCommunity website.
“One in fourteen children in Australia is born without the capacity to gain, understand or use language. Without intervention they face a drastic future, so much so that 50% of youth offenders in this country have a serious oral language deficiency. Why, as a nation, are we not tackling the challenges that these children present us with?”