Image of Megan Mitchell at the launch of the Children's Rights Report. To Megan's right is a painting by a young person in youth justice detention. That painting is also the cover of the Children's Rights Report.

Children’s Rights Report 2016: There’s no excuse for child abuse

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell today launched the 2016 Children’s Rights Report, detailing the findings of her investigation into the treatment of children and young people in correctional detention in Australia.“By neglecting...
Friday 2 December 2016
Artwork cropped from the front of the Children's Rights Report.

Why is this happening in 21st century Australia?

The National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has called for Australia to ratify and implement the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) as soon as possible to ensure better oversight of youth justice detention.The...
Thursday 1 December 2016
Human Rights Awards Youth Medal Finalists 2016

Young leaders inspire with human rights advocacy

Six young Australians have been recognised as finalists for the 2016 Young People’s Human Rights Medal, announced today by the Australian Human Rights Commission.Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs congratulated the finalists...
Wednesday 9 November 2016
Children's Commissioner Megan Mitchell appearing at the NT Royal Commission

National Children’s Commissioner calls for youth detention overhaul

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has appeared before the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory as its first witness.During her appearance, Commissioner Mitchell called for a major...
Thursday 13 October 2016
Image of the resources launched under 'Building Belonging'.

Toolkit tackles racial prejudice in classrooms

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell and Federal Senator Malarndirri McCarthy today launched a suite of early childhood education resources to help educators tackle racial prejudice.‘Building Belonging’ is a comprehensive toolkit of early...
Friday 7 October 2016