Growing up in Queensland

Update

The data gathering phase of the Growing up in Queensland project is now complete. 

The QFCC is now analysing all the information provided and are developing a report which will be released later this year. Thank you to everyone who took part by contributing your thoughts, views and opinions. 

Background

The Growing up in Queensland project wanted to hear from children and young people, aged 4-18 years. 

It was a chance to share your thoughts, views and opinions about your community, your hopes and dreams and the big issues for you.

What you told us will help make a difference for you and future generations.

  • 13-18 years old could complete the online survey. 
  • Everyone aged 7-18 years could become a citizen journalist to share your opinions. 
  • Our youngest citizens have big opinions, we asked to unleash your inner artist and show us what's good about your community now or how you want it to look in the future. 
  • You could register with eHub and be involved with our weekly discussion topic.

What did we ask you about?

We wanted to hear your views, opinions and experiences about:

  • The place you call home – how you experience life in your community; your opinions about safety, support and the physical places where you spend your time
  • Your hopes and dreams – your career goals and the things which might help or stop you achieving them; and
  • The big picture – what you think government and decision makers should focus on and how you want your community to look now and in the future.

What will your ideas be used for?

What you tell us will be included in reports the QFCC sends to decision makers to make sure they understand your needs and views.

We've been told by children and young people that there are lots of decisions being made about your lives and most of the time you don't have a say. This is your chance to get your opinions out there.

We will use the information in presentations and online so the wider community can hear your voice and ideas. It will also be used to develop a wellbeing strategy for Queensland children and young people.

Information will be shared on the QFCC's website and the Growing up in Queensland Facebook page.

More information

Email the Growing up in Queensland project team who can help with any questions.

10 September 2018