Crinkling News launch

Kids newspaper helps recognise children’s rights

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has welcomed the launch of Australia’s only national newspaper for children and young people.Speaking at the launch of Crinking News in Sydney, Commissioner Mitchell said providing children with a...
Wednesday 20 April 2016

Treatment of children in detention under the spotlight

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell is holding the first of a series of roundtables in Sydney today to explore how the special needs and interests of children and young people under the age of 18 in youth justice detention centres could...
Tuesday 19 April 2016
Cover of homeless child from 1989 Commission Report

Youth homelessness: many Australians would be shocked

Many Australians would be shocked if they knew the huge numbers of children and young people affected by homelessness in Australia.Speaking on Youth Homelessness Matters Day, National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell cited Census figures that...
Wednesday 13 April 2016

Celebrating incredible young Australians

By Megan Mitchell, National Children’s CommissionerNational Youth Week runs from 8-17 April 2016 and offers an opportunity for young people to express themselves and celebrate their contribution to the community.There is no better demonstration of...
Friday 8 April 2016
Children on park bench

Children’s Commissioner responds to Royal Commission report

The Royal Commission into Family Violence report recommendations relating to the needs of children and young people acknowledges the serious impact of family violence on children from birth, according to National Children’s Commissioner Megan...
Wednesday 30 March 2016