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Sharon Bessell

Sharon Bessell is the Director of the Children's Policy Centre.

Tshoki Khandu

Tshoki Khandu is the Administrator of the Children's Policy Centre.

Brian Babington – Families Australia

Brian Babington is the Chief Executive Officer of Families Australia, a national, independent, not-for-profit, peak organisation whose mission is to help inform and shape national policies and programs relating to families and children. Brian played a leading role in the development of the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020. He is also: Coordinator of the Coalition of Organisations Committed to the Safety and Wellbeing of Australia's Children; a member of the Australian Government's National Children and Family Roundtable; a Director of Plan International Australia; and a member of the Implementation Working Group for the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children. Brian holds BA (Hons.) and MA degrees (Univ. Sydney) and is undertaking doctoral studies in public policy and child protection at the Crawford School of Public Policy.

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