In Parliament

Members Statement - KIDS Foundation


Wednesday, 5 June 2019.

Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (09:56):

Childhood injuries are reportedly the leading cause of death and hospitalisation in Australian children aged between one and 14 years.

After encountering a young girl with cigarette bums on her hands some 40 years ago, Dr Susie O’Neill has dedicated her life to children at risk, and in 1993 established the KIDS Foundation.

The foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that directly touches the lives of more than 100 000 children each year.

The organisation proactively delivers programs aimed at both prevention and injury recovery. Proactively the organisation runs programs that teach children to manage injury risk and to be safe, whilst the organisation also creates a better life for those living with serious injuries and burns.

The KIDS Foundation does special work in our community, and Susie O’Neill is an incredible woman.