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30th ACHPER International Conference

The 30th ACHPER International Conference, Participating in an Active and Healthy Life: Valuing the Participant Voice will have enormous national and international appeal. This event has already attracted high quality keynote speakers from overseas and Australia and promises to be a showcase of contemporary and indeed future focused ideas that will ensure it is a must attend event for all health and physical education professionals, health, sports and other industry stakeholders.

Lawson Foundation Grant Hopes To Make Playgrounds Riskier, Less Safe

Taken from the Huffpost Alberta

If one Canadian foundation gets its way, outdoor playgrounds will be a riskier and more unstructured place for kids.

On Thursday, the Lawson Foundation announced its Outdoor Play Strategy which includes $2.7 million in grants, to be spent on developing outdoor play programs across Canada.

Article in The Age features members of Play Australia

Giving kids a say is important when it comes to playground redevelopment:

When consultants Ric McConaghy and Justin Staggard are called in to work with councils on playground redevelopment, what kids want is at the forefront of their minds.

New South Wales-based McConaghy and Staggard, who lives in Victoria, both worked in the public sector before setting up businesses that have designed award-winning playgrounds for children across Australia.