One of the most important products of Caring for Country Kids will be a set of recommendations for action to improve the health and wellbeing of rural and remote children, and to strengthen their voices within Australia.
The Sharing Shed is an online portal through which Conference delegates can propose recommendations for the consideration of others at the event. All delegates have an equal right to go online and propose a recommendation of their own, and to see and comment on those already submitted by others.
The extent to which a particular proposal for action is supported by people at the Conference will be reflected in the votes each idea receives.
The process will be moderated by a Conference Recommendations Group, whose members will scrutinise the recommendations in concurrent papers as well as those submitted during the Conference. A set of collated and refined recommendations will be available online at any time, and at various stages of the event they will be shown to delegates in sessions.
The Sharing Shed is accessible through hand-held electronic devices and through on-site computers.
A set of priority recommendations will be presented to a Conference plenary session on the Tuesday to enable delegates to indicate their broad support for them. This will empower the action proposals and the bodies promoting them, including the CHA and NRHA.
Note: if you can't make it to Alice Springs you can follow developments with the recommendations by going to www.ruralhealth.org.au/sharingshed But only delegates can input!