The report’s launch at Parliament House in Canberra in October 2019 illustrated the scale of the potential benefits from early intervention in Australia and called for policy reform to enable a smarter and more targeted evidence-based approach to early intervention.
Members of Parliament from across the country attended the launch, emceed by ABC Insiders host David Speers.
CoLab Director of Policy David Ansell said there had been growing interest from Australian Governments in early intervention in the life course to prevent later social and economic costs.
“However, until now, there has been a lack of alignment from children’s advocates,” Mr Ansell said. “We hope this unprecedented collaboration and important research can provide a tangible catalyst for a consistent and coordinated advocacy about the benefits of early intervention.”