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Realising Article 31 … a shared responsibility

By Robyn Monro Miller, President of the International Play Association

2018 marks the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations General Comment 17 on the right of the child to play. Today is World Play Day: it’s time to reflect on just how far we have gone in those five years.

"Adults in many communities are hearing the message about how important play is and embracing it"- Robyn Monro

Risky Busines by Emily Ditchburn

An article re posted here in full from the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australsia.
Words by: Emily Ditchburn
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Can there be such a thing as keeping children ‘too safe’? Absolutely – and councils shouldn’t be scared to play their part by introducing a little risk into playgrounds.

Play Australia Member co authors article for The Conversation website

Praise for Play Australia member Kym Simoncini from the University of Canberra, who has co-authored this article for the very popular website - 'The Conversation'.

The article is titled 'Christmas shopping: Why blocks are still the best present you can buy children' and is a well structured and convincing argument.

Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines from The Australian Federal Government

This week the Australian Federal Government's Department of Health has released new 'movement guidelines' which support Play Australia's promotion of play for young people and families in Australia.

We have reproduced the guidelines here, with all links directed to the Department of Health's website.

Regardless of how young or old you are, there are physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines available for you.

Election of the first Australian as the President of the International Play Association.

Media Release Monday September 2017

Play Australia is delighted to announce the election of Robyn Monro Miller as the President of the International Play Association (IPA).

In being elected to the role of President, Robyn will be the first Australian to hold that position in the 56 year history of the International Play Association.

At the triennial meeting of the IPA in Calgary, Canada today, Robyn was elected unanimously by the delegates representing more than 30 countries from around the world.

Robyn is the Chief Executive Officer of Network of Community Activities in NSW and current Chairperson of the NSW Children’s Week Committee.

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