Did you know that Queensland runs one of Australia’s largest projects for hearing the voices of young people?
The Queensland Family and Child Commission’s Growing up in Queensland project started in 2018 and runs every two years. It gives children and young people between four and 18 years a loudspeaker to talk to the rest of Queensland about their hopes and dreams and the issues that are important to them.
More than 7,000 children and young people were heard in the 2018 survey. They were feeling positive about their future and had good ideas about how to make Queensland stronger for the next generation. They enjoyed spending time with their families, and wanted more green spaces and more support for creative things like music and art. As they got older, more of them were thinking about jobs and money, but still wanted to pay attention to world issues like pollution and global warming.
The themes and comments from the 2018 project are published (with identifying information removed) and used by government and other agencies to help them understand young people’s needs and to plan for them better.
2020 Survey now open
Growing up in Queensland 2020 is now open. Over 6,000 young people have already had their say through online surveys, art activities and short postcards.
The survey is voluntary and involves answering questions by clicking responses or writing answers. Parents and children can complete the survey together. If there’s a question you don’t want to answer, you can skip over it.
Doing the survey takes around 15 minutes. At the end of the survey, you can choose to enter a draw to win one of 10 Beats headphones worth $140 or one of 50 gift cards worth $50.
For more information
If you have any problems completing the survey online, please email growingupQLD@qfcc.qld.gov.au or phone 07 3900 6000.