About The Speaker
Robyn Monro Miller
Robyn Monro-Miller is a passionate advocate for a happy and healthy childhood.The importance of playing for a healthy brain and physical development, the need to support and enable children to participate in their community are specific areas in her work. Robyn believes that both are fundamental to the development of children's resilience, well-being and empowerment and the key to ensure the success of strong and sustainable communities. With over 30 years of experience working with children and families in Education, Outside School Hours (OSHC), Robyn has held representative leadership positions both at national and international level for over 25 years. Robyn was part of the force for the development of the first Australian quality assurance system for OSHC. She also defended and participated in the development of the Australian school-age care structure "My Time, OurPlace". In 2012, Robyn was a member of the United Nations international delegation for the development of the UN General Commentary on Article 31 “The child’s right to play”. She was elected president of the International Play Association (IPA) in 2017 and is the first Australian to hold this position in the organization's 65-year history. It advocates the active participation of children in the community and children’s rights, as recommended in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).