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

25 years of children’s rights in Australia – new report

The Australian Human Rights Commission will host a special event in Sydney on Friday 10 June on the past 25 years of children’s rights in Australia.The Australian Child Rights Taskforce will launch their report, CRC25 – Australian Child Rights...
Friday 3 June 2016
Nepalese children after the earthquake in 2015 - Photo by UK DFID

The Nepal earthquake and human trafficking

Just over a year ago Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake.As well as huge loss of life, the quake brought with it additional problems like child traffickers targeting vulnerable children.The magnitude 7.6 quake killed 9000 people, demolished 600...
Thursday 5 May 2016
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