Megan Mitchell - video statement at UN

National Children’s Commissioner addresses UN Human Rights Council

The National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, this week addressed the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by video.Commissioner Mitchell provided a video statement on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission on 23...
Friday 23 September 2016
Tracy Adams - Kids help line

Kids Helpline: after 25 years, what's next?

On its first day, 3,200 young people called the Kids Helpline to seek counselling and support. That was 25 years ago.Since then, Kids Helpline has responded to more than 7.5 million contacts from children and young people and played a critical role...
Thursday 15 September 2016
Boy playing with tin-can phone in a park

Listen and learn on International Youth Day

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell marked International Youth Day on 12 August 2016 by urging decision-makers to listen to, and take account of the views of children and young people.“We cannot blindly hope that vulnerable children and...
Friday 12 August 2016

Celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August is a time to for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to celebrate the strengths and culture of their children.“There are many things all Australians can do to show...
Thursday 4 August 2016
CRC25 Launch

New report calls for national agenda for children

25 years since Australia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), one in six children in Australia live below the poverty line and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children continue to face significant disadvantage.Those...
Friday 10 June 2016