Our Annual Reports

Annual Reports provide an update on the operation of the Digital Child during each calendar year. They include information on our research, news, events, and the achievements of our researchers and students.

Annual Report 2023

Our Centre continued to build momentum during 2023 by progressing research milestones and hosting significant events for our research, industry, and community stakeholders.

It is a critical and momentous time for early childhood in Australia. In 2023 alone, the federal government launched numerous activities seeking to address some of the major challenges of early childhood, including inequitable access and cost of ECEC services, privacy reform, and an inquiry into Generative AI in education.

In this Annual Report, we highlight the many successes of our Centre members and the important progress we have made during 2023. These include the launch of our longitudinal study into the impact of digital technologies on early childhood, engagement with national policy discussions, and significant collaborations with new and existing partners.

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Annual Report 2022

Following our establishment year in 2021, the past twelve months were a busy time our Centre.

Centre members and partners were busy in 2022. They nurtured research programs and creating evidence-based resources for our key audiences.

We launched our Centre with an event attended by the Federal Minister for Education Jason Clare MP and Australian Research Council Chief Executive Officer Ms Judi Zielke PSM in September 2022.

We also delivered multiple research and training events across our nodes.

Two new Chief Investigators joined the Centre: Professor Grace Sarra (QUT) and Associate Professor Lennie Barblett AM (Edith Cowan University).

Other highlights for the year included awards for our members, new appointments, and new grants and scholarships.

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Annual Report 2021

This report charts achievements in our establishment year as we built the foundation for delivering our vision of Australian children being healthy, educated and connected.

We are delighted to report the establishment of the Centre Advisory Committee. Drawn from academia, government and community, the respected members of the Advisory Committee provide strategic direction for the Centre.

Our advisory committee have a key focus on how to equitably support children from all Australian contexts in a digital age. These directions are embedded within our new Strategic Plan. The plan was produced through excellent Centre-wide conversations with members to encapsulate our vision, priorities and actions.

Download our Annual Report 2021