The Early Years: Investing in our Future

WhereOnline event via Microsoft Teams
WhenFriday 28 August 2020 - 11:30am - 12:30pm (AWST)

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre are holding an online launch for the release of the latest Focus on WA report The Early Years: Investing in our Future. 

This report highlights the importance of the early years for young children in WA and looks at the critical components for establishing positive developmental pathways in life.

Join MC Lanai Scarr, The West Australian’s Federal Political Editor, for an examination of this much needed research that asks the question: do all children in our society, irrespective of their background, have an equal opportunity to blossom?

This online event will include a presentation of the report findings by Rebecca Cassells, Deputy Director, BCEC and Daniel Kiely, Senior Research Fellow, BCEC.

This will be followed by a panel discussion and interactive Q&A with Colin Pettit, Western Australian Commissioner for Children and Young People; Kim Isaacs, Deputy Medical Director, Kimberly Aboriginal Medical Service; Jay Weatherill, CEO, Thrive by Five, Minderoo Foundation and Rochelle Matacz, Manager and Clinical Supervisor, ECU Pregnancy to Parenthood Clinic.

Date:          Friday 28 August 2020

Time:         11:30am – 12.30pm (Australian Western Standard Time)

1:30pm – 2.30pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Platform:  Microsoft Teams (please note that attendees will need to have Microsoft Teams downloaded to access the event)          

Cost:          This event is free but registrations are essential.


An event link will be emailed to each participant once registered.

Registrations close 27 August 2020.