Megan Mitchell at the National Press Club

I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land we gather on today, and across Australia, and pay my respects to Elders past, present and future. Thanks to UNICEF for the opportunity to share the moment in which both our reports are...
Thursday 1 November 2018
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

Speech to NSW & ACT Professional Standards Network

 IntroductionI would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet today, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and pay my respects to elders past, present and future.Many thanks to all of you for the chance...
Wednesday 29 August 2018
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

13th Australasian Injury Prevention Network Conference

 The 13th Australasian Injury Prevention Network ConferenceDate: Monday, 13th November 20171. Acknowledgments Good morning everyone.Thank you Rebecca for the introduction. It’s a pleasure to be invited to present at this year’s Australasian Injury...
Monday 13 November 2017
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

Children’s rights to safety and to a holistic education

Good morning everyone and thank you Katharine O’Donnell, ANZELA National President, for inviting me to be part of what I hear has been a stimulating event to date and to present the Dr Ann Shorten Memorial Lecture.I too would like to acknowledge the...
Thursday 5 October 2017
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

Voices in Action: Empowering young people for positive change

Speech given at the CREATE Biannual ConferenceDate: 9.25am, 10 August 2017 at the International Convention Centre, SydneyIntroductionThank you to CREATE Foundation for the invitation to provide an opening address. I too would like to acknowledge the...
Thursday 10 August 2017
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

Creating safety: Building respect, resilience and relationships using children’...

National Suicide Prevention Conference 2017Delivered on Friday 28 July 2017 IntroductionIt’s a pleasure to be invited here today to present at this year’s Suicide Prevention Conference.Before I begin, I would like to acknowledge the Traditional...
Friday 4 August 2017
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

Reaching the highest standard of health for adolescents

Speech given at the Australian Association for Adolescent Health 2017 ConferenceDate: 10am - 11am, Thursday 6 July 2017IntroductionGood morning. It’s a pleasure to be here to speak about the work I have done as Australia’s first National Children’s...
Friday 7 July 2017
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

Launch of Children's Rights Report 2016

IntroductionGood morning everyone. I want to begin by speaking about an artwork submitted by a young person detained in a youth justice centre. This was sent to me as an entry to an art competition I ran for children and young people in youth...
Friday 2 December 2016
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

Children's Week Address: Don't be scared - it's just information!

IntroductionI would like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Arrernte people, and pay my respects to elders past, present and future. I would also like to thank Geraldine for the Welcome to Country, and...
Friday 4 November 2016
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

Building Belonging: resources on cultural diversity and responding to prejudice

Early Childhood Australia conferenceIntroductionGood morning and thank you for joining me today. I’d like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we are meeting, the Larrakia people, and pay my respects to elders past,...
Thursday 6 October 2016
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

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