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14th Annual Conference - Throwing the Baby Out With the Bathwater 2018

You are warmly invited to attend the 14th Annual Conference for a full day of incredible speakers:

Date: Saturday 28 July 2018
Time: 8.30am – 4.00pm
Where: Redfern Community Centre, Hugo St, Redfern, Sydney
Tickets: $60 per person including morning tea and lunch
Register: Through Eventbrite Here

The conference program is available below. All enquiries to

Hope to see you there!

13th Annual Conference - Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater 2017

The 13th Annual Conference was held on Saturday 29th July, 2017 at the Redfern Community Centre, Sydney. We had a sell-out crowd and it was a fantastic day.

The program from the day can be downloaded below.

MEDIA RELEASE - Annual Conference Part 2 Melbourne, 2015

During Children’s Week, along side Community Child Care Co-operative NSW and the Ethnic Community Services Co-operative, we stood united with the Royal Children’s Hospital in advocating for child asylum seekers both on and offshore. A copy of the media release can be found and downloaded below.

Following on from this, at our annual conference today (Saturday 21 November) in Melbourne, the attendees of the conference will be finishing up the day with a group action of letter writing to our Government asking again for immediate action.

Media Release Children's Week 2015 - Children in detention

Social Justice In Early Childhood (SJIEC), Community Child Care Cooperative NSW (CCCCNSW) and Ethnic Community Services Co-operative (ECSC) stand united with the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, in advocating for child asylum seekers in detention both on and off shore. We are standing up for their rights as they face abuse and neglect. We demand that our Government release all children from detention.

Please download full media release below.

SJIEC Annual Conference MELBOURNE!

SJIEC is excited to announce we are bringing the 12th Annual Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater conference to Melbourne in November, 2015. The Sydney version of this conference, themed Gender and the Arts, received excellent positive feedback and several Melbourne attendees suggested the conference should travel interstate! So please find below the Conference Program for download, which reflects some of the presentations in Sydney and some new content for our Melbourne colleagues.

When: Saturday 21 November 2015
Time: 8.30am – 4.00pm
Where: Australian Education Union, 112 Trenerry Cres, Abbotsford, Melbourne
Cost: $50 per person, payable on the day in cash

To register, please download the Registration Form below and email it to

12th Annual Conference 2015 - Throwing the Baby Out With the Bathwater - Gender & the Arts

Wow. What a day it was.
People are still talking about it.
Facebook feed is buzzing with activity.
Letters to politicians are being written.
Big things are being planned for Melbourne…

Children in detention, refugees and asylum seekers

There are currently over 1,000 children in detention under the Abbott Coalition Government. For more details and up-to-date information, visit the ChilOut Website or follow ChilOut on Facebook. Post, email or fax your letters of objection to:

Minister Scott Morrison
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Telephone: (02) 6277 7860
Fax: (02) 6273 4144
For more contact details, visit the Scott Morrison parliamentary webpage

Prime Minister Tony Abbott
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Telephone: (02) 6277 7700
Fax:(02) 6273 4100
Online contact form Tony Abbott