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Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (2018)

Most Australian children grow up in safe and healthy environments and do well. However, there are some groups of children whose rights are not adequately protected, which impacts negatively on their wellbeing and ability to thrive.
2018
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Children’s Rights Report 2017

This report outlines work the National Children's Commissioner has undertaken throughout 2016-17 to promote the human rights of children and young people in Australia. This year the major project has focused on the rights and needs of young parents...
2018
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What does the Children's Rights Report 2017 say?

Hi! I’m Megan Mitchell, the National Children’s Commissioner. My job is to protect the rights of all children and young people in Australia and make sure you get the help you need to be safe and healthy. Every year I write a report to the Australian...
2018
Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ACCG)

ACCG Statement on Conditions and Treatment in Youth Justice Detention (2017)

The Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ACCG) is a coalition of independent commissioners, guardians and advocates for children and young people from around Australia
2017
Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ACCG)

Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians Communiqué 15-16 November 2017

The ACCG aims to promote and protect the safety, wellbeing and rights of children and young people in Australia. The ACCG strives to ensure that the best interests of children and young people are considered in public policy and program development...
2017
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Children's Rights Report 2016

This report outlines work the National Children's Commissioner has undertaken throughout 2015-16 to promote the human rights of children and young people in Australia. The main focus of the report is the Optional Protocol to the Convention against...
2016
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What does the Children's Rights Report 2016 say?

Hi!I’m Megan Mitchell, the National Children’s Commissioner.It’s my job to protect the rights of all children and young people in Australia and make sure that adults are helping them to grow up safe, happy and healthy.Each year I write a report to...
2016
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What does the Children’s Rights Report 2015 say?

Child friendly version of the 2015 Children's Rights Report. This is my third report. I am going to talk about the human rights of children and young people and the main things in my report.
2016
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All I want is a life free from violence

In 2015 the National Children’s Commissioner conducted a national investigation into the impact of family and domestic violence on children. This document provides a summary of the key findings and recommendations from the national investigation....
2016

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